In this unprecedented look at Ai Weiwei, Klayman’s camera captures his forthrightness and unequivocal stance. She gives a larger picture of the artist as an individual, a symbol of China’s oppression, and a powerful voice against a country that still denies its citizens many basic freedoms.
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Insight into the fascinating life and mind of Ai Weiwei, a fearless artist who is hellbent on giving China's people the freedom of speech they so deserve at any cost. Educate yourself and watch this doco!
Ai Weiwei is not a revolutionary, he is the revolution. The contemporary artist's father Ai Ping was a famous poet critical of the Communist regime in the 1950s, and Ai Weiwei is clearly his father's son. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry offers an intimate perspective on the artist whose creativity spills out over all media, finding audiences online and through social networks beyond the formality of a gallery. Excellent work.
Inspiring doco on Chinese political artist Ai Weiwei, the famed designer and later reject-or of China's Birdsnest stadium. After just spending time in China reflecting on this makes a lot more sense and whilst the doco is a little flawed it provides a much welcomed insight into the man and his motivations. 4 stars
The weaknesses in the filmmaking are swept up and kept afloat by the force of nature that is Ai Weiwei. But you really can't do the subject justice if the director doesn't have equal fortitude. A true rebel would have pressed harder about the selfish contradiction represented by Ai's illegitimate child without fear of pissing him off.
A fascinating subject, but the documentary doesn't convince me because of many mediocre and weak sequences. But the most horrible thing is the music: Why on earth did the director make this choice for a documentary?