BLIND FAITH AND AI WEI WEI’S EXPLORATION OF THE REFUGEE CRISIS
4PM: DOCU - KUMARE (2012, 84 min) follows US filmmaker Vikram Gandhi as he transforms himself into a wise Indian guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith. 7PM: DOCU – Artist and activist Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis, the greatest human displacement since World War II, for the breathtakingly epic film journey HUMAN FLOW (2017, 140 min). An ambitious amalgam of artist's film and political docu, Human Flow is a grand meditation on how to cut through political apathy with solidarity and visual metaphor. It is neither indulgent nor pedantic, but clear-eyed in its view of the enormity of the crisis too vast for most of us to comprehend.