Hot Docs Trailers: ‘The Rest’

After his exceptionally powerful The Human Flow, artist and activist Ai Weiwei continues to put the many lives displaced by global conflict before his camera. His new film The Rest, which was recently tapped for a North American premiere at Hot Docs, puts a human face on the migration crisis by seeing it through the eyes of a single refugee. Reportedly drawn from over 900 hours of footage, the film is a parallel piece to Human Flow that situates the lives of displaced persons within the growing rise of nationalism worldwide. The film is a Hot Docs homecoming for the artist, as Alison Klayman’s Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry opened the festival in 2012.