Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Session Date: 
Fri., April 5, 2013:
7:30-9 pm
Room: 
Governors Square 12
Activity: 
Film Festival

Ai Weiwei is China’s most celebrated contemporary artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. In April 2011, when Ai disappeared into police custody for three months, he quickly became China’s most famous missing person, having first risen to international prominence in 2008 after helping design Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium and then publicly denouncing the Games as party propaganda.

First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to the charismatic artist, his family and others who are close to him. During her years of filming, government authorities shut down Ai’s blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio and held him in secret detention. This is the inside story of a passionate dissident who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries between art and politics.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good