Wednesday, January 16, 2013

wiw - vol 4

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Streaming Netflix
2012 - R - 91 minutes


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. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY examines this complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China's preeminent contemporary artist. From 2008 to 2010, Beijing-based journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei. Klayman documented 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. Klayman's detailed portrait of the artist provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

As many documentaries I watch, I am left feeling angry and confused at the amount of ignorance that floods our world. This movie is a definite must see, even for those that may not necessarily ever watch documentaries, please watch this one.