The first step is not the one that takes you somewhere, but the one that detaches you from the place you were before. Ever since 1945, Australia has been the promised land for all those dreamers who were willing to make that first, frightful step chasing after a better life. 73 years later, first, second and third generations of migrants live, love and die in their home away from home, changing it and being changed by it as they breathe and create in a not-so foreign land. But was it always like this?
Human Flow wishes to pose all the unvoiced questions of an unconcerned society who, now as then, talks about immigration all the while ignoring integration. People move externally, carrying with them an invisible stigma, a space blanket handed down from generation to generation to warm up after the great journey from culture to culture, but also internally, adapting, reconsidering or standing their ground in the face of the softness of the ground they fall on.