- November 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$10 GA/$8 Student (in store only!)
The Bozeman Doc Series presents “Human Flow” on Sunday, November 19th at 7pm (doors at 6:30) at the Emerson Center for Arts & Culture.”
The Bozeman Doc Series presents the critically acclaimed new documentary by internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, Human Flow.
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II.Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration.
Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey.Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. This extraordinary film elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.
Human Flowworld-premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival to widespread critical acclaim.
“The most necessary and comprehensive documentary to date about our planet’s current refugee crisis… an open-hearted and intricately woven mosaic.” Indiewire
“Human Flow is a towering achievement from one of the world’s foremost champions of human rights. Its subject matter may be overwhelmingly bleak, but its call for unity is profoundly invigorating.” Rogerebert.com
“What Mr. Ai seeks is to go far beyond the nightly news; he wants to give you a sense of the scale of the crisis, its terrifying, world-swallowing immensity. A bracing, often strangely beautiful movie…” The New York Times
“Engrossing, visually stunning…poetic but uncompromising…the film has an amazing breadth and a relentless moral drive…” The Hollywood Reporter
Doors open at 6:30pm.The series will continue with one screening every other week through April.
Venue: The Emerson Cultural Center
Venue Phone: 406-587-9797
Venue Website: http://www.theemerson.org/Address:
The Emerson is a thriving arts and community center located a block from historic downtown Bozeman. The building was originally an elementary school built in 1918, attended by thousands of Bozeman youth before its closure in 1991. With the building facing demolition in 1992, a grassroots coalition of community members dedicated to historic preservation and celebration of the arts formed a non-profit board, raised funds, and bought the building from the City of Bozeman.