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Ai Weiwei — one of China's most internationally celebrated artists. But at heart, he is a troublemaker who challenges the government with rebellious and irreverent gestures. This has often cost him his freedom, but he never seems to lose his childlike approach to serious dissidence.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry was broadcast in February 2013

Awards

  • 2012 duPont-Columbia Award
  • 2012 National Board of Review's Top 5 Documentaries
  • 2012 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize

Ai Weiwei takes tremendous chances with his use of social media and art to call attention to governmental wrongdoings. If you lived in China, would you dare to speak up? >> Talk back.


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