Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Director. Alison Klayman
Starring. Ai Weiwei,Chen Danqing,Li Zhanyang,Evan Osnos,Ethan Cohen,Phil Tinari,Lee Ambrozy,Zuoxiao Zuzhou,Rong Rong,Hsieh Tehching,He Yungchang,Gu Changwei
Ai Weiwei is known for many things â€“ great architecture, subversive in-your-face art, and political activism. He has also called for greater transparency on the part of the Chinese state. Director Alison Klayman chronicles the complexities of Aiâ€™s life for three years, beginning with his rise to public prominence via blog and Twitter after he questioned the deaths of more than 5,000 students in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The record continues through his widely publicized arrest in Beijing in April of 2011. As Ai prepares various works of art for major international exhibitions, his activism heats up, and his run-ins with Chinaâ€™s authorities become more and more frequent.