“There are no outdoor sports greater than throwing stones at a dictatorship, and there is no communication as exciting as the gang-fight style of the digital world” (Ai Weiwei).
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei.
In recent years, Ai has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations. Beijing-based journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai from 2008 to 2010, documenting Ai’s artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members and his increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government.
Ai's appreciation of the influence of social media as a political activation tool permeates the film but his ability to speak freely, particularly online, is increasingly fragile. The launch of the Never Retreat. Retweet! campaign on Twitter is the best way to add your voice to the cause. Click here to join the conversation: