Length: 91 minutes
Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.
He radiates a mischievous sense of the absurdity - and necessity - of one man tossing stones at a regime this gigantic. -- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Klayman acquaints us with the man behind the decisions, an extraordinarily down-to-earth yet cosmopolitan figure, full of mischief, courage and defiance. -- Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle
The fluidity and convenience of digital moviemaking tools explain some of its freshness, as does Ms. Klayman's history as a budding documentarian. -- Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Contains some Mandarin with English subtitles.