Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry: movie review
'Never Sorry' is a new-style profile in 21st-century courage.
"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" is a documentary by first-time filmmaker Alison Klayman about the famed Chinese artist and dissident, and the title captures the man. He makes no apologies.
As an artist, Ai is perhaps best known worldwide for his design of Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium for the 2008 Olympics and for the 100 million ceramic sunflower seeds with which he filled Turbine Hall in London's Tate Modern museum. He's an artist who likes to work big. He himself is a big, bearish character.
As a dissident, Ai has repeatedly taken on the Chinese government, often at great risk. He publicly criticized the Chinese Communist Party's handling of the 2008 Olympic Games and its suppression of the names of thousands of schoolchildren killed in the Sichuan earthquake.