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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

General Programming

dateSeptember 16, 2013 timeMonday, 7:15pm EDT location Northwest Corner Building (NWC), Room 501, Columbia University
  • The Asian American Alliance, Columbia University Student Organization
B&W photo of middle finger pointed at Tiananmen Square

Film screening followed by a discussion with director, Alison Klayman

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.

Watch the trailer here

No RSVP is required.
This screening is free and open to the public.
Seating is limited and first come, first served.

  • Alison Klayman Filmmaker and Journalist