Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry | Video

By - July 23rd, 2012

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry | VideoAi Weiwei’s transformation from an avant-garde artist into one of the world’s best-known and outspoken political critics has inspired many to call him a dissident for the digital age; inspiring people through art and social media to recognize his pro-democracy stance even in the face of China’s authoritarian system. Filmed by a young freelance journalist, Alison Klayman, “http://aiweiweineversorry.com/” target=”_blank”>Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” captures Mr. Ai just as he began publicly criticizing the Chinese Communist Party’s monopoly on power, how they handled the 2008 Olympic Games, and the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. The http://sundanceselects.com/” target=”_blank”>Sundance Film Festival winning film demonstrates, through Ai’s story, how there is a growing interest among people to push the boundaries in China, using social media to get a new political message out, but the ending to this (and Ai’s) story is far from over. The official trailer of the documentary, which opened in New York this past Friday, July 20, at select theaters and at others http://aiweiweineversorry.com/in_theaters.html” target=”_blank”>around the world, can be found after the jump. Let’s hope there’s a sequel.

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