Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist and also one of its most notorious dissidents, a man relentlessly persecuted for his ongoing criticism of the Chinese government.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is a documentary by first-time director Alison Klayman, who had unprecedented access to Weiwei while working as a journalist in China. The film chronicles Weiwei’s struggle for human rights within his country and his use of art and social media to rally global audiences to his cause.
The film won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance and officially hits theaters July 27, shortly after Weiwei’s scheduled release from government-imposed house arrest.
In anticipation of of his release on June 22 a special social media initiative has been launched. Inspired by Ai’s famously rude photographs from the exhibition “Fuck Off,” supporters are invited to submit photos of themselves raising the middle finger to various social “injustices” — large and small, construed or otherwise.
All submitted photos will then be presented to Ai Weiwei online in a collage on June 22. Submit your angry-fingered photo via Facebook, or tweet it with the tag “@AWWNeverSorry #RaiseYourFinger.”
Learn more and take action at Aiweiweineversorry.com