Ai Weiwei is an artist whose meteoric rise to international notoreity has been propelled by his unrelenting fight for justice and human rights in China.
His conceptual art challenges the status quo and his desire to shine a light on issues he seeks to expose and open for public discussion is not only admirable, but downright brave considering he's butting up against a government that jails its citizens for speaking out "against the state".
But through most of the documentary Never Sorry, that doesn't stop Ai Weiwei. Rather, it acts as further fuel for his burning desire to bring a greater voice to the people, and to right the wrongs he sees in the world.
Never Sorry is more about Ai Weiwei's philosophical, political pursuits as it is about his art. It traces his fight for justice for the 5,000-plus children who died in poorly built government schools during the earthquake in Sichuan in 2008. It follows his pursuit of authorities after undergoing surgery from a blow to his head when police stormed his hotel room.
It also mounts a powerful argument against those who espouse, albeit without facts and stats, that the social media's power is nuisance hyperbole. Avid blogger and tweeter Weiwei uses his mobile phone to track and publish the actions of authorities along every step of his various campaigns. It's difficult not to be impressed about his use of social media to tell his story.
If you know nothing about this man. It's time to get educated. If you know little about China, Never Sorry will give you some insight into the communist regime. Watch it, you won't be sorry.
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