FATHERS & SONS — “I don’t want my next generation to still have to fight the same things as I did. And I did it because my father’s generation didn’t do a good job.”
Quote from: Ai Weiwei, Twitter post @aiww, 8:16 p.m. December 22, 2011 - Friends of Ai Weiwei -http://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfAiWeiwei
‘Never retreat, always retweet’ would be a suitable tagline for writer and director Alison Klayman’s documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, a fascinating and inspiring insight into the life of the renowned Chinese artist and social media activist Ai Weiwei.
The Beijing artist and dissenter first came to global prominence in 2003 when he consulted on the design of the Birds Nest, Beijing’s National and Olympic Stadium. Shortly afterwards he publically denounced the 2008 Olympics and distanced himself from the project, putting himself in direct conflict with the Chinese government.
From the review in England by Vinny Lawrenson-Wood