THE REST

By Ai WEIWEI

CINEPHIL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2019


Festivals
& Awards

CPH 2019
Hot Docs 2019
Sheffield 2019
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, TURKISH
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ai WEIWEI
    • Producer(s)
    • Ai WEIWEI (Fart Foundation)
    • Synopsis
    • “The Rest” is a documentary by Ai Weiwei about refugees who have arrived in Europe, the world’s bastion of human rights, but now live in limbo within a disintegrating humanitarian aid system. In recent years, these refugees fled war and persecution in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and other conflict-ridden countries in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. They sought refuge in France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Sweden, and Turkey, but most have not found the safe havens of their dreams. Now they are “The Rest,” no longer the center of media attention, yet unable to move forward with their lives.