Monday, June 23, 2014

Ai Weiwei The Fake Case

There is a new documentary about the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei; it is called AI WEIWEI THE FAKE CASE. 

The documentary explores Ai Weiwei’s life under house arrest, where he is restricted by the Chinese Communist authorities in everything he does – but he does it anyway. 

The director Andreas Johnsen gained intimate access to Ai’s environment after the unlawful 81-day detainment, exploring how China’s one-party political system (kinda like the Soviet Socialist Republic of Maryland's) impacts the life and work of an artist who would not stop speaking out. 

Ai Weiwei has always been an outspoken Freedom of Expression advocate, effectively utilizing social media to spread his message and reach the new generation both in China and abroad.  See the trailer video here.

Ai Weiwei’s lawyers were in turn persecuted and arrested, and the ChiComm state never gave his case due process.

The documentary will play in Washington D.C. through July 4-10 at Landmark’s E Street Cinema. 

It will also be at Freedom House, which will be presenting the Tuesday, July 8th screening with a special introduction by their executive vice president Dr. Daniel Calingaert.