Documentary ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry’ offers intimate portrait of the Chinese artist and activist

April 19, 2012

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After being accused of evading taxes, Ai Weiwei told reporters he felt like he was paying a ransom after filling out paperwork for a $1.3 million guarantee.

Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei is best known for helping design the famous Bird’s Nest stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He has also become renown for his brave public rebukes of the Chinese government. Now under house arrest for seemingly bogus tax evasion charges, the artist is suing the Chinese government over the fine they levied against him. While this challenge to Chinese authorities may seem surprising, it wouldn’t be for anyone who’s seen the Alison Klayman's new documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. Alison discusses Ai Weiwei and her new documentary.


Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry will be shown at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival at 5:30pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday, April 20th.


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