Ai WeiWei "The Human Flow" Trailer

Women’s Voice Now is hosting their first community event of 2018:

– The Human Flow by Ai WeiWei –

Ai WeiWei "The Human Flow"

The Human Flow: Artist Ai Weiwei’s exposé of the International Refugee Crisis

Where: Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, 12453 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Doors open at 5:00pm, seating is limited.
This is a free, public event.
Please RSVP via the Facebook Event Page, here.

Ai WeiWei "The Human Flow"

 

About the Film “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. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

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. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century:

Will our global society emerge from fear,
isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness,
freedom, and respect for humanity?

[ Amazon Studios, Participant Media and AC Films present Human Flow, a film directed by Ai Weiwei. The producers are Ai Weiwei, Chin-chin Yap and Heino Deckert. Andy Cohen of AC Films with Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant Media are the executive producers. ]

 

Watch the “Human Flow” Trailer


Women’s Voice Now Film Screening: The “Human Flow”

The Human Flow by Ai WeiWei is the first event of the BBCC/WVN coordinated Peaceful Warriors Screening Series.

Ai WeiWei "The Human Flow"

The post-screening discussion will focus on the particular challenges women and children face in the kinds of humanitarian crises shown in the film and what we can do to help locally and globally.

Ai WeiWei "Human Flow"

In cooperation with the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center (BBCC), on February 24th Women’s Voice Now will be screening The Human Flow, a documentary feature by artist Ai Weiwei that captures, over the course of an eventful year, a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in 23 countries including:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • France
  • Greece
  • Germany
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Turkey

Two Very Special Guest Speakers

Numa Perrier is a Haitian American artist, actress and filmmaker whose work holds women, unconventional family dynamics, and rituals at its center point. She has starred in a string of indie films and is noted for her work on the digital series – The Couple – which scored an HBO development deal. Her visual art and film works have exhibited in numerous museums such as Museum of Modern Art Chicago, Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco, and more. Her select photo works are archived at the Getty Institute.

Meymuna Hussein-Cattan and her mother, Owliya Dima, are co-founders of The Tiyya Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing community support for families of refugees, low-income immigrants, and displaced Americans in the Orange County and Greater Los Angeles regions. Her parents fled Ethiopia in the early 1970s due to civil unrest. In 1980, Meymuna was born in an Ethiopian refugee camp in Somalia. She earned her BA in Social Sciences from the University of California, Irvine; her MA in Organizational Management from Antioch University; and she holds a certificate from Cal State Dominguez Hills in Administration & Grant Writing.

Ai WeiWei "The Human Flow"

Please RSVP via the Facebook Event Page, here.


 

Women’s Voices Now (WVN), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, uses the medium of film to advocate for global women’s rights. We carry out our mission with our annual online film festival, a free streaming archive of international women’s rights based films, educational programs, screening events, and workshops. WVN has held special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC) since 2017.

Save the following dates for the 2nd and 3rd installments:
March 10, Wo/man-ing Up: Self-Empowerment and Gender Relations
April 21, Protecting Ourselves, Protecting our Communities: What is Self Defense?

 

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