Tag: documentary

  • 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' Debuts at Sundance

    Just as Ai Weiwei was detained in Beijing, Alison Klayman was working to finalize her years-in-the-making documentary on Ai’s life and his recent political outspokenness. I haven’t seen the full film, but it apparently received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend. “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” is something […]

  • 'Please Vote for Me' documentary and political culture

    I’m in the midst of watching Please Vote for Me, a documentary based on elections for head student of an elementary school class in Wuhan, China. I am not the first to say it, but this is an excellent film. It does, however, come with a perspective. Below: full video for both YouTube and Youku. […]

  • Documentary on Ai Weiwei’s New York (20-minute video)

    I never got around to noting the exciting future release of Alison Klayman’s documentary on the life of artist Ai Weiwei, though far more prominent writers did. But today I found just a taste of her work from an exhibition last year of Ai’s photographs while living in New York between 1983 and 1993. The […]