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Spotlighting the Refugee Crisis in Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow

Oct 11, 2017

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There’s an expression in Arabic, khallyh yballt albahar, which translates to, “let him lay tiles on the seafloor,” and is usually said when someone insists on going through with a bad idea they’ve been warned against. I thought of the phrase as I sat down to watch Ai Weiwei’s new film, Human Flow. In it,…

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