Bern (Switzerland) – Chinese dissident artist, Ai Weiwei plans to release a film about migrant crisis in 2017.
His aim is to add his voice to the celebrity voices seeking to highlight the plight of refugees worldwide.
Ai, known for his criticism of China’s human rights record visited camps such as Idomeni on the Greek-Macedonian border.
In the last few months, he said he had witnessed a very difficult situation and wanted to share the experience.
“It’s a documentary film we have been shooting (for) over 600 hours, I did hundreds of interviews.
“The film is going to come out next year. Now we are still doing last (shoots) since the refugee situation is continuous, it doesn’t seem (like) it is going to stop,’’ Ai told reporters in Bern.
Ai was speaking at a news conference at the Paul Klee centre regarding the “Chinese Whispers’’ exhibition featuring works by contemporary Chinese artists.
Hollywood stars like Angelina Jolie and Orlando Bloom were among celebrities who had visited refugee camps.
Their visit was to underline the ongoing crisis as people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and other countries have flooded into Europe since 2015. (Reuters/NAN)