Ai Weiwei Drifting

A DW documentary by Eva Mehl and Bettina Kolb

German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle has recently released a documentary, Ai Weiwei Drifting, chronicling a year of the artist’s work that has drawn the artworld’s attention to the refugee crisis. Following him between Greece and Gaza in 2015, journalists Eva Mehl and Bettina Kolb present a portrait of the artist. 

Ai’s own film, Human Flow, which is now in post-production, has been filmed across 25 countries and documents displacement across the world. On his new film Ai has said: ‘Human Flow is a personal journey, an attempt to understand the conditions of humanity in our days...In this time of uncertainty, we need more tolerance, compassion and trust for each other since we all are one. Otherwise, humanity will face an even bigger crisis.’