Chinese activist artist Ai Weiwei is taking on the migrant crisis with public installation “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” and a new documentary, “Human Flow.”
“I identify with people being pushed away from their homes,” Weiwei — whose dad, poet Ai Qing, was sent into exile and who spent time in jail before moving to Berlin — told us Monday.
The film, which is set in over 23 countries, ends at the US-Mexico border.
“What Donald Trump did is set up a very bad signal to the world,” Weiwei said. “The United States has such powerful strength and has plenty of resources and really can handle this much better. We’re all immigrants. [Trump’s] father is an immigrant from Germany . . . To set up a policy to push people away, to limit people who can stay, I think it’s absolutely outrageous . . . Power really has to be represented by generosity and confidence. Where is our confidence to help other people?”