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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Hultgren to Join Ai Weiwei for Screening and Panel Discussion of His Film Human Flow

Sep 22, 2017
Press Release
Chinese Dissident Artist Showing Refugee Documentary on Monday at E Street Cinema

Washington, DC —U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14), Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, will join Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei for a screening and discussion of his film, Human Flow, on Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Landmark E Street Cinema in Washington, D.C. The film “documents the staggering scale of the worldwide refugee crisis and its profoundly personal impact through deeply human stories across 23 countries over the course of a year." The two will discuss the film’s implications on a panel moderated by Ishaan Tharoor of the Washington Post.

“Ai Weiwei’s art and writings have been a relentless voice for the voiceless, holding governments to account for their human rights abuses,” said Rep. Hultgren. “I look forward to joining Ai Weiwei and those interested in human rights and our refugee crisis for a moving, informative film screening and discussion.”

This past summer, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hosted an event showcasing “Trace at Hirshhorn,” Ai Weiwei’s 176 portraits created in a Lego quilt motif of noted activists, prisoners of conscience and defenders of free speech.

WHAT:                

Human Flow film screening and discussion

WHO:                  

Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14)
Ai Weiwei, Chinese dissident artist

WHEN:                

Monday, September 25, 2017
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE:              

Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

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