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From the front in the war on refugees

The Rest
Regissør: Ai Weiwei

THE REFUGEE CRISIS: Chinese artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei follows up his documentary Human Flow with a report from the war zones that await refugees in Europe. The Rest is about the millions who came to seek refuge but did not find it.

A woman,
who wanders away without belongings, but instead with his cat in his arms. A man,
who asks why everyone does not care that his children lie on the bottom of the sea,
why no one has bothered so much as rescuing their bodies, six months after that
the smuggler's boat sank. Why the smuggler was only sentenced to two months in prison for
murder of thirteen women and children. An Italian priest trying to heal his
the “wounded dignity” of fellow human beings after they appeared in his
village while most of his neighbors try to get the refugees to
escape again. Police officers burning a refugee camp down on the border between
France and Britain while residents stand and watch their few belongings
disappear, and ask themselves where to sleep tonight – ask themselves,
because no one else intends to answer.


Chinese filmmaker Ai Weiwe's latest documentary The Rest is a report from the front in the war being waged against refugees in Europe and. . .

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Nina Trige Andersen
Trige Andersen is a freelance journalist and historian.

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