Ai Wei Wei Human Flow Reimagines Immigration

Refugees on road to Germany, Human Flow documentary

Ai Wei Wei’s latest art production is Human Flow, a documentary movie about what is termed as the biggest mass human migration since World War II—65 million people in 2015-2016 alone—when the film was produced. It officially opened on October 20, 2017. This documentary movie about the undocumented can be described as opulent in its portrayal and expansive in its […]

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“Outside-in-America”: Reports on homeless crises in the States

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The Guardian online has a series about homeless in America called “Outside-in-America.” This series is a useful study on homelessness in America, because quality investigative news stories, including long interviews with homeless people in the United States, are a rarity. In America, the topic is generally restricted to small independent newspapers, whose urban presence is increasingly deliberately marginalized by the […]

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AJAM Closure a Loss for Would-Be Journalists

Al Jazeera America news online

After two-and-a half years Al-Jazeera America shut down it’s station in mid-April this year. The loss is incalculable insofar as bold watchdog journalism goes at a time when our country is at a critical crossroad with regard to elections, climate change and peak oil, and economic sustainability—and especially with regard to balanced mass media broadcasting. The official reason why Al-Jazeera […]

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