Ai Weiwei is well-known around the world for his confrontational and unabashed artwork and projects that are usually critical of his home country of China. While authorities there have done their best to censor him from the world, an upcoming documentary, Never Sorry, set for a 2012 release, will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Ai’s revolutionary and strong spirit in a film director Alison Klayman has been recording for the past two years. The documentary has had plenty of material to cover with more and more ears hearing Ai Weiwei voice his opinion and criticisms on what he sees as injustices in his world and his hopes for the future of China, including a freer and more open society.
In conjunction with the films release, Sundance Selects is launching a social media campaign in Ai’s honor, drawing inspiration from his famous “F— Off” Exhibition giving the middle finger to symbols of injustice in his homeland. Here, participants are being asked to “#RaiseYourFinger” and share in digital protest via photos of themselves flipping the bird to various societal injustices they see in their world, which will be featured in a larger photo mosaic that will presented to Ai Weiwei as a tribute upon his upcoming June 22 release from house arrest. You can submit your photos by uploading to the official “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” Facebook page or by Tweeting and tagging “@AWWNeverSorry #RaiseYourFinger.” The film will open in San Diego theaters on August 3. In the meantime, check out the trailer below. via: Juxtapoz