The Rest
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The Rest

Mon
20
Mon Jan 20 2:45 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 18+
79 Mins
January
Mon Jan 20

International artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, follows on from 2017’s critically acclaimed The Human Flow - the Chinese-born accomplished artist and documentarian continues his examination of the refugee crisis in Europe, recording the hopes, fears, and dreams of individual people desperate for peace.

Whittled down from 900 hours of footage, each individual story contributes to an unflinching and forthright examination of a life in limbo between the borders: tents, barbed wire and the battle against hostile bureaucracy that blocks their attempts of asylum. In Greece, a young girl just wants to be reunited with her beloved cat. In Germany, a man working in hospitality prays that his wife will be released from the camp. Through very personal interviews, we hear from people at the heart of the European refugee crisis who are met at eye level by Ai. We hear of their struggle to keep their lives in balance, of a European system that has failed to protect them, and of their ultimate goal - not to forge a new life, but return to their old one.

“A lament for the lack of compassion in the world and the stubborn refusal to acknowledge the common humanity that unites ‘us’ and ‘them’.” – Screen International

Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Italian, Kurdish, Turkish with English subtitles
January
Mon Jan 20

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450