Posts Tagged “film review”

Human Flow: Ai Weiwei’s perspective-giving primer on global migration

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Human Flow: Ai Weiwei’s perspective-giving primer on global migration

Rather than pick a few interesting personal stories out of the millions of displaced people across the globe, Ai Weiwei keeps his focus on the scale of the worldwide Human Flow in his new documentary. By stretching the narrative across 23 different countries, Ai Weiwei also zooms out from the handful of countries normally associated…

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Flotel Europa – footage from 20 years ago that speaks to the refugee crisis today

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Flotel Europa – footage from 20 years ago that speaks to the refugee crisis today

“Welcome to Flotel Europa” said the Danish Red Cross worker as Vladimir and his family boarded the five storey ship berthed in Copenhagen harbour. In the summer of 1992, the young boy escaped Sarajevo along with his older bother and mother and came to Copenhagen. 1000 refugees from the former Yugoslavia were housed in a…

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Walls – observing the cat and mouse game across three physical interfaces #BelFest

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Walls – observing the cat and mouse game across three physical interfaces #BelFest

Walls is a film that tells the story of people living on either side of three geopolitical interfaces: Mexico|USA, Morocco|Spain, and Zimbabwe|South Africa. We meet people trying to cross over, cross back, keep people in, keep people out, and those trying to save lives in the barren and exposed wastelands. We have a compulsion to erect…

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Film review – After Spring – life in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp

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Film review – After Spring – life in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp

“We can’t continue to treat this as a very temporary situation” After 4 years and 5,000 babies – some of whom have never left the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan – there’s an air of permanence to the temporary infrastructure that is now home to 80,000 Syrians (still only a tiny percentage of the estimated…

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Film review – Lampedusa in Winter

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Film review – Lampedusa in Winter

“I want you to remember Lampedusa as the island that saved you.” Those are the words of the island’s Mayor Giusi Nicolini. With other migration routes blocked by European Union countries, the dangerous passage by sea is one of the few alternatives available for displaced people. They voyage to islands on the edge of Europe,…

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