AI WEIWEI: THE FAKE CASE
Andreas Johnsen / Denmark, China and UK/ 2013 / 86 minutes / English and Mandarin with English subtitles / Documentary
After being detained in solitary detention for 81 days by Chinese authorities, world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei is placed under house arrest. While attempting to recover from this ordeal, he is also dealing with a massive lawsuit from the Chinese government, as well as intense interest in his situation from foreign media and the international art world. Picking up where 2012’s Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry left off, Andreas Johnsen’s documentary captures the activist at both his most defiant and wearied moments during this turbulent period in his ongoing fight for human rights in China.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.