Chinese artist Ai Weiwei visits a refugee camp on the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, near Idomeni, northern Greece, in March 2016. Photo: EPA Chinese artist Ai Weiwei visits a refugee camp on the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, near Idomeni, northern Greece, in March 2016. Photo: EPA
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei visits a refugee camp on the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, near Idomeni, northern Greece, in March 2016. Photo: EPA

Ai Weiwei showcases refugee epic Human Flow at Venice film festival

Chinese artist’s 23-country documentary opts for the humanising detail, rather than relying on shocking images like those that dominate mainstream media, coverage to highlight the plight of displaced millions

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei visits a refugee camp on the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, near Idomeni, northern Greece, in March 2016. Photo: EPA Chinese artist Ai Weiwei visits a refugee camp on the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, near Idomeni, northern Greece, in March 2016. Photo: EPA
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei visits a refugee camp on the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, near Idomeni, northern Greece, in March 2016. Photo: EPA
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