Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has produced a film documentary about refugees around the world.
He filmed a total of 40 refugee camps in 23 countries. The documentary tells about people who fled war and environmental crises. Others left their home country for religious reasons.
The goal of the new film is to show how the refugee crisis affects everyone. This is just one of the many voices heard in the film:
Being a refugee is much more than a political status. It is the most pervasive kind of cruelty that can be exercised against a human being. You are forcibly robbing this human being of all aspects that would make human life not just tolerable but meaningful in many ways.
The documentary is called "Human Flow." It says over 65 million people in the world today have been forced to leave their homes. Ai Weiwei used drone aircraft to film the movement of refugees. He and his crew equipped the drones with cameras to get pictures of those displaced from up high.
Ai spoke with VOA about his project.
Human flow has always happens in human history. It's in many cases, it's part of our humanity and our civilization.
But things are different now, he notes. Ai Weiwei says countries are working to stop the flow of people by preventing refugees from crossing borders. After a very difficult trip by sea and days of walking, many refugees from the Middle East made their way to northern Greece. But then they were stopped at the border with Macedonia.
Over 70 borders have built up their fences and walls and have forbidden any refugee to pass through. So, by doing that, they really not only stopped the life line of those refugees to try to find a safe place, even just temporarily across the border and go to another location, but also putting them in extreme dangerous conditions.
In part of the film, a doctor examines a baby. He says it is a bad situation.
Two months old, and born here but he didn't have any vaccination. No showering facilities. The hygienic situation is very bad.
The documentary looks at the refugee crisis in some areas, as well as the personal stories of those suffering. Like one man who holds up photographs of family members who died at sea.
They all died at sea. His wife is buried here. His son is buried here. And his daughter too. His son also drowned at sea. This is my brother Sakhi Ahmad.
"Human Flow" shows large numbers of people fleeing wars, religious persecution, and environmental disasters. Ai Weiwei says we need to save those people from displacement. If we do not, he warns, generations will be born without identity, or the possibility of a better life. He believes that will make them targets for extremists.
And those people, those children, when they grow up they only see how their parents being badly treated, unfairly treated, the world watching but doing nothing. They see people being killed, homes being burned, the drones throw the bombs and kill, blindly kill all the people. And what kind of image would remain in their mind?
The Chinese activist is critical of Europe and the United States for lacking empathy, leadership and ideas about the refugee issue. He warns that if this does not change, no one's future will be safe.
I'm Anne Ball.
1.rob sb of sth 抢某人某物
He was robbed of all his money.
2.be forced to do sth 被迫做某事
Almost immediately, he faced a backlash both on the Web and from a crowd at a funeral procession, who accused him of playing politics, and was forced to backtrack.
3.be equpped with... 装有……，备有……
But her favorite experiment so far involved an anthropomorphic robot from Vgo Communications, nicknamed Celia, that was equipped with a video screen.
4.forbid sb to do sth 禁止某人做某事
Instead, Sharon was forbidden to enter the Dome of the Rock, or the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and was escorted to the Mount by a large number of heavily armed police officers.
5.So, by doing that, they really not only stopped the life line of those refugees to try to find a safe place,
try to do sth 尽力做某事
Try to mend this hole in my shirt.
Try to fix the meeting for Tuesday.
6.Like one man who holds up photographs of family members who died at sea.
at sea 在海上
The airship circled at sea.
The ship wrecked at sea.
他在23个国家共计拍摄了40个难民营 。这部纪录片讲述的是逃离战争和环境危机的人 。此外也有由于宗教原因而离开故土的人 。
难民并不只是一种政治上的处境，而是一种人类经历的严酷中最普遍的一种 。难民被迫被剥夺了人生中的很多东西，让人生变得不可忍受，从很多方面来讲都失去了意义 。
这部纪录片名为《人流》，其中讲述到全球有6500万人被迫背井离乡 。艾未未用无人机拍摄了难民的流动 。艾未未和工作人员在无人机上防止了摄像机，这样可以从高空拍摄难民的照片 。
人口流动是人类历史上经常发生的事 。很多种情况下都会有人口流动，这是人类生活的一部分，人类文明的一部分 。
艾未未表示，但现在情况不同了 。她说，很多国家都在阻止人口流动，不让难民在国与国之间流动 。经历了艰难的海上之旅和数天的跋涉后，很多来自中东的难民来到了希腊北部 。但接下来，他们被拦在了希腊和马其顿的边境上 。
70多国的边境竖起了栅栏和围墙，禁止任何难民通过 。而这样的做法，不仅阻止了这些试图寻求安全的难民的救命稻草（哪怕只是暂时穿越边境去另一个地方也不行），还将他们置于危险的境地 。
电影中有一幕是一名医生为一个婴儿难民做检查 。医生说，孩子的境况很危险 。
只有两个月大，就在边境出生，但却没有注射任何疫苗 。没有洗澡的设施 。卫生状况非常差 。
他们都死在了海上 。他妻子、儿子、女儿的尸骨都埋在了海边 。他的儿子是在海里淹死的 。这是我的兄弟萨希 阿哈默德 。
《人流》战士了很多逃离战争、宗教迫害、环境灾难的人 。艾未未表示，我们需要拯救这些难民 。他警示称，如若不然，会有很多后代没有身份地出生，没有获得更好生活的可能 。艾未未认为，这样他们就会成为极端分子的目标 。
并且这些人、这些孩子长大的过程中，看到的只是自己的父母遭到恶劣和不公正的对待，看到世界的袖手旁观 。他们看到别人被杀，家园被烧，无人机丢下炸弹，无脑地杀害所有人 。那他们的脑海中会留下怎样的画面？
这名中国活动家批判欧洲和美国，因为欧洲和美国缺乏同情心、领导力以及对难民问题的认识 。艾未未警示称，如果这种情况不发生改变，那么所有人都不会安全 。
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