Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Release July 27, 2012 (Limited)
Cast Danqing Chen, Ying Gao, Changwei Gu, Tehching Hsieh, Huang Hung
Director Alison Klayman
Writer Alison Klayman
Genres Documentary
Studio Sundance Selects/Mongrel Media
Length 91 mins.


Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beaten him up, bulldozed his newly built studio and held him in secret detention.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

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