Watertown Group Hosts Showing of Film on Refugees Made by Chinese Filmmaker

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The Watertown Citizens for Refugee Support group will present a showing of a film by Chinese artist and filmmaker Ai Wei-Wei.

Organizers provided the following information:

On Sunday Feb. 17, Watertown Citizens Refugee Support Group will present the powerful film Human Flow at 1:30 p.m. at the Watertown Free Public Library.

Exiled from China, visionary artist/filmmaker Ai Wei Wei has received rave reviews for his documentary about the world-wide refugee crisis.

From critic Matt Fagerholm (@RogerEbert.com): “His goal of placing a human face on such a sprawling crisis is a daunting one that few filmmakers have been able to achieve with lasting resonance… Human Flow is a towering achievement from one of the world’s foremost champions of human rights. Its subject matter may be overwhelmingly bleak, but its call for unity is profoundly invigorating.” In the words of Ai Wei-Wei, “The refugee crisis isn’t about refugees. It’s about us.”

Watertown Citizens Refugee Support is a working group of Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment. www.watertowncitizens.org  

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