Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

  • 2012
  • Directed By: Alison Klayman
  • Rated R
  • Documentary
  • 91 Minutes
  1. Thursday, September 6, 2012 6:30 p.m.
  2. Friday, September 7, 2012 9:30 p.m.
  3. Saturday, September 8, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Ai Weiwei; Never Sorry
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 organizes 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. (2K DCP presentation)

The screening is part of  the Themester film series, as well as the East Asian Film Series and the International Arthouse Series.  It is sponsored by East Asian Studies Center and IU Cinema, with support from Themester, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communication and Culture, the Center for the Study of Global Change, and IU Cinema. Special thanks to Professor Stephanie DeBoer.

Director Alison Klaymen is scheduled to be present September 6.