Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

Director: Alison Klayman. 91 min. Rated R. Documentary.  

Life of artist turned political activist Ai Weiwei, who designed the 2008 Beijing Olympic stadium and was later imprisoned, accused of conspiring to "subvert" the Chinese government. Sorry, but seeing how the artist roams the streets and tweets on Twitter, with supporters allowed to film a typical police station visit (as opposed to places like Iran, where political prisoners claim to have been raped in prison or heads stuck in toilets full of feces), made me feel Weiwei has it pretty good. But you have to credit the man for his sheer ingenuity, as his resistance maneuvers are quite creative.

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