Human Flow – Nov. 19th

On Sunday, November 19th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, 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 Flow world-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.”

“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. Tickets are available at the door or before the show at Cactus Records and Movie Lovers. Tickets are also available online at, where you can also buy Season Passes and 7-film punch cards, learn more about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films. The series will continue with one screening every other week through April.