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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

1h 31m Documentary 2012

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 organises people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat 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.

“A provocative portrait of an amusing, even self-deprecating man of wry smiles, much wisdom and not a little mischief.” ~FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL


Weiwei Ai


Alison Klayman


English, Mandarin




United States

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