CHINA: Ai WeiWei

How can China be free when he is still treated like this?  READMORE

The film starts with Ai Weiwei returning home after 81 days in detention for tax evasion, which is basically the Chinese government doing a cover of Eliot Ness because they’re tired of the artist speaking out and you can’t black bag someone as internationally renown as Ai Weiwei. Even the artist’s own mother knows this. After being released, he visits his mom, who says that she’s scared for him because some of his writing was quite harsh. “You would have been killed already in 1957,” she says in a matter of fact tone.

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