Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic.
“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.
Running Time: 90 minutes, Language: English & Mandarin with English subtitles.
DATE: July 23 (Monday)
VENUE: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Liangmahe Nanlu 4, 荷兰王国驻华大 使馆 – 北京, 中 华人民共和国北京市亮马河 南路4号, phone: 010 85320200
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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Filmmaker Alison Klayman directed, filmed and produced the feature documentary, “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Prize for ‘Spirit of Defiance’. Klayman lived in China from 2006 to 2010, working as a freelance journalist. Her stories have appeared on NPR, PBS Frontline and the New York Times online. She speaks Mandarin and Hebrew, and graduated from Brown University in 2006.