Complete with photographs taken by Ai Weiwei while filming the epic feature documentary Human Flow, this book provides a powerful, personal, and moving account of the most urgent humanitarian crisis of our time.
Speaking in their own words, refugees give voice to their experiences of migrating across borders, living in refugee camps, and struggling to rebuild their lives in unfamiliar and uncertain surroundings. They talk about the dire circumstances that drove them to migrate, whether war, famine, or persecution; and their hopes and fears for the future. A wide range of related voices provides context for the historical evolution of this crisis, the challenges for regions and states, and the options for moving forward.
About the Author
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most prominent artists and political activists. His books include Weiwei-isms and Humanity (both Princeton). His works have been exhibited at Tate Modern, the Guggenheim, and the Museum of Modern Art. He lives in Berlin. Twitter @aiww