Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Event
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

 

Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself, organizes people through art and social media, finding support around the world. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.
 
The film continually raises the question in the viewers' mind as the tension between the artist and the Chinese government plays out.
 
For those who want to stay, there will be a question and answer period on the film led by Gene Damm, Educational Director of USCPFA.
 
Attendees will have an opportunity to read the letter that Local Group 361 members composed and sent in 2011 protesting the detainment of Ai Weiwei, who was released in 81 days, as well as signing Amnesty International petitions on Urgent Actions, and to gather some material on Amnesty International.
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