Germany-USA-China. Direction: Ai Weiwei. Production: Ai Weiwei, Chin-Chin Yap, Heino Deckert / Participant Media, AC Films. Screenplay: Chin-Chin Yap, Tim Finch, Boris Cheshirkov. Photography: Ai Weiwei, Murat Bay, Christopher Doyle, Huang Wenhai, Konstantinos Koukoulis, Renaat Lambeets, Li Dongxu, Lv Hengzhong, Ma Yan, Johannes Waltermann, Xie Zhenwei, Zhang Zanbo. Music: Karsten Fundal. Edition: Niels Pagh Andersen. Running time: 145 min
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.
This documentary, directed by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, shows the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of a year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Palestine, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey.