One of the most famous and successful artists in the world, Ai Weiwei has earned international acclaim as much for his provocative art work as for his political activism. In this first feature-length portrait of the Chinese artist, filmmaker, and social media maven, director Alison Klayman is given unprecedented access to Ai from the close of the 2008 Beijing Olympics (for which he helped design the acclaimed 'Bird's Nest' stadium) to his arrest and 81-day detention in 2011. Presenting a unique look inside modern China, this riveting documentary captures Ai's artistic process in preparation for major museum shows, his intimate exchanges with family members, and his increasingly public confrontations with authorities. It reveals his irreverence, his humour, and his deeply moral convictions. Art and activism, for Ai Weiwei, come from the same place.
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