Coming to virtual release tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8:
AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY
San Francisco 2019
DOC NYC, Big Sky Doc, United Nations Association, BendFilm, Raindance, Virginia, Boulder, Sonoma
A behind-the-scenes look at the dissident Chinese artist’s Alcatraz exhibition.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
In 2013 artist Ai Weiwei and curator Cheryl Haines created an interactive art installation on San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island. Formerly imprisoned by the Chinese government for his art and political activism, Ai uses his experiences as inspiration. Through a unique combination of kites, Legos, and postcards, Ai and Haines pay tribute to prisoners of conscience across the globe. Visually impressive and uplifting, this film is a celebration of freedom of speech, human rights, and the power of art.