Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Adds AI Weiwei Refugee Doc to Cannes Slate

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Adds AI Weiwei Refugee Doc to Cannes Slate

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Lionsgate has added Ai Weiwei's global refugee crisis documentary Human Flow from Participant Media and AC Films to a muscular Cannes slate that includes Chaos Walking and Flarsky.

The feature-length documentary is the latest title in the sales pact between Lionsgate International and Participant Media that kicked offin Berlin with José Padilha's Untitled Entebbe Project and Rupert Wyatt's sci-fithriller Captive State.

Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei shot Human Flow in 23 countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sweden and Italy in a bid to capture the scale of the global refugee crisis.

The film, currently in post, focuses on the plight of some of the estimated 65 million forcibly displaced people who have fled their homes in search of better lives. UTA Independent Film Group handles North American rights.

The producer roster includes Ai Weiwei, Chin-chin Yap and Heino Deckert. Serving as executive producers are Andy Cohen of AC Films and JeffSkoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant Media. …

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