Critique of Film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is a 91-minute documentary film about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics, directed by Alison Klayman. Alison’s shooting last for almost three years from November 2008 to June 2011, covering most of Ai’s significant activities in China and overseas during that period.

As Alison said in an interview, she hopes her audience can get to know Ai as person, “going behind the headlines and the iconography”, and know more about contemporary China. The film also shows individual courage, the power of social media, why rules of law, and transparency and freedom of expression are important to any society.

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