Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei’s documentary "Human Flow" will be screened in Basalt on Sunday. After the movie, the filmmaker will take questions via webcast.
Ai Weiwei was born in China to two writers. His family was exiled during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. His filmmaking and art explores themes of oppression, rebellion and freedom. After returning to Beijing in the 90s, his art led him to become a frequent target of Chinese authorities.
His own displacement during his childhood led to his interest in the struggles of current refugees. "Human Flow" looks at the migration in 23 different countries caused by conflicts in Africa, violence in Central America and the war in Syria.
This Sunday, "Human Flow" will be screened simultaneously at hundreds of locations across the country. It starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Temporary. Ai will take audience questions afterwards.
Later this summer, he will visit Anderson Ranch to accept its International Artist Award.