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Directed By: Alison Klayman
Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Rating: R for some language
Distributor: IFC Films Country: USA Release Date: July 27, 2012 With: Changwei Gu, Evan Osnos, Ying Gao, Ai Weiwei, Huang Hung English | Mandarin with English Subtitles
Named by Art Review as the most powerful artist in the world, Ai Weiwei is China's most celebrated contemporary artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. In April 2011, when Ai disappeared into police custody for three months, he quickly became China’s most famous missing person, having first risen to international prominence in 2008 after helping design Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium and then publicly denouncing the Games as party propaganda. Since then, Ai Weiwei’s critiques of China’s repressive regime have ranged from playful photographs of his raised middle finger in front of Tiananmen Square to searing memorials of the more than 5,000 schoolchildren who died in shoddy government construction in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Against a backdrop of strict censorship, Ai has become a kind of Internet champion. His frequent witty use of his blog and twitter, he is able to organize, inform, and inspire his followers, becoming an underground hero to millions of Chinese citizens.
First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to the charismatic artist, as well as his family and others close to him, while working as a journalist in Beijing. In the years she filmed, government authorities shut down Ai’s blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention; while Time magazine named him a runner-up for 2011’s Person of the Year. This compelling documentary is the inside story of a passionate dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.
“Ai Weiwei is a crucial figure of East-West cultural communication and contemporary history, whose middle finger extended at the centers of power stands for a rising tide of global discontent.”—Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com
“He radiates a mischievous sense of the absurdity - and necessity - of one man tossing stones at a regime this gigantic.”—Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
“Alison Klayman presents a significant yet scattered introduction to artist-activist Ai Weiwei, wrestling to strike the right balance between his public causes and personal life.”—Peter Debruge, Variety