Vivos

Vivos
children & youth
legal system
community
activism
Ai Weiwei
Germany, Mexico
2020
112min
English, Spanish
English & Hungarian Subtitles
International Competition

On the night of 26 September 2014, 43 students disappeared in Mexico. Since then, their families have been trying desperately, but unsuccessfully, to find out what happened to them. Ai Weiwei’s film focuses on the families and survivors, but points to a much more serious problem — the tens of thousands of people who have disappeared in Mexico without a trace. In the background we see the conscious neglect of the authorities, systemic injustice and police violence, while the film patiently and meticulously puts together the puzzle pieces. The families, helpless in the face of the abuse of power, struggle against the emotional burden of disappearances through collective protest, organizing demonstrations and mutual support.

geoblocked to Hungary
limited no. of tickets
Producer: 
Ai Weiwei
Editor: 
Niels Pagh Andersen
Camera: 
Ernesto Pardo
Carlos F. Rossini
Bruno Santamaria Razo
Ai Weiwei
Ma Yan
Music: 
Jens Bjørnkjær
Production info: 
AWW Germany GmbH
Distribution info: 
FART Foundation Meital Rozental fart.foundation@gmail.com
Awards: 
CPH:DOX 2020 F:ACT Award Nominee