On September 26, 2014, a group of Mexican students was brutally attacked by police forces. Six people were killed and 43 abducted. No one has heard from them since. VIVOS is a film about the pain and unanswered questions of the bereaved, and a frightening portrayal of a Mexico destabilized by the drug economy. Following HUMAN FLOW (BIFF 2017) and THE REST (BIFF 2019) with another film about the destructive repercussions of Western politics, Ai Weiwei once again proves himself as one of the great humanist documentarians of today.
Ai Weiwei (China) Selected filmography: THE REST (BIFF 2019), HUMAN FLOW (BIFF 2017), AI WEIWEI'S APPEAL ¥15,220,910.50 (2014), STAY HOME (2013), SO SORRY (2012)