Earlier this month for my husband’s birthday we were able to catch a free screening of the documentary Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry. The two of us actually met at a documentary film festival so it was a nice way to celebrate. We got a babysitter and strolled around Durham, our favorite local city (which apparently others are catching on to – see the NY Times article 36 hours in Durham, NC). We grabbed a bite to eat at a fantastic tapas place called Mateo and then of course we saw the Ai WeiWei documentary.
The movie is a compelling glimpse into the very public and controversial Chinese artist’s dealings with the Chinese government. Extremely active and engaged on twitter, he not only documents, but rebels against government authorities and how they operate toward artists and other vocal dissidents in his country.
Here are some other recommended movies that I’ve mentioned before.
Photography by Michelle Smith