Human Flow

Human Flow

Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
  • Virtual Event -- Access Info Below
Bud brings you a series of hot docs about wild nature & cool adventure, streaming to your living room during the pandemic pause.

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.

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. 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?

Stream the 141-minute film at the link above. Log on to Kanopy to watch for free with your library card.

Run Time: 

141 min.

Bud's Watch Parties

During this time while we're staying safer at home, Bud Werner Memorial Library is organizing special opportunities to share films you might have seen in Library Hall. Instead, we're watching them online, virtually together at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy streaming these inspired films, and come together for community conversations to share the experiences.