Ep. 2 - Ai Weiwei on why the refugee crisis is borderless

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After releasing Human Flow, his 2017 documentary on the refugee crisis, artist and activist Ai Weiwei was left with 900 hours of footage - what he calls "the rest." This film wasn't just cutting-floor material. It shows the human face of what happens when war forces people to flee their homes, uprooting their families, lives, and futures. The Rest is Weiwei's second close-up at a growing crisis that he says implicates everyone across the globe: from refugees themselves, to the policymakers making it difficult for them to cross borders, to viewers just like us.
Aired:
May 28, 2019