ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL
14.-21.10.2012.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Alison Klayman, U.S., 2012.
Directed by: Alison Klayman
Script: Alison Klayman
Producer: Alison Klayman, Adam Schlesinger
Production company: United Expression Media
Editing: Jennifer Fineran
Music: Ilan Isakov
Format: video
Running time: 91'

Synopsis
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 through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Awards and Festivals
Sundance Film Festival 2012 Special Jury prize for Spirit of Defiance
Movies That Matter Festival 2012 – Youth Jury Award
Mountainfilm in Telluride 2012 - Festival Director's Choice Award
Berlin International Film Festival 2012
Hot Docs 2012
Silverdocs Film Festival 2012
Seattle International Film Festival 2012
Full Frame 2012
San Francisco International Film Festival 2012
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012
Miami International Film Festival 2012
Sydney Film Festival 2012

Directors Biography
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is Alison Klayman's debut feature documentary, which she directed, produced, filmed and co-edited. She is a 2011 Sundance Documentary Fellow and one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film". She has been a guest on The Colbert Report, as well as CNN and NPR. Klayman lived in China from 2006 to 2010, working as a freelance journalist. She speaks Mandarin and Hebrew, and graduated from Brown University in 2006.

Location and screening schedule:
GRIČ CINEMA, Friday, October 19th at 10.00
GRIČ CINEMA, Friday, October 19th at 20.00
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Sunday, October 21st at 16.00
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