Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
Ai Weiwei is one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. He is also one of the most controversial, as the Chinese government attempted to censor and disgrace Ai with a brutal 81-day stint in solitary confinement and a trumped up tax-evasion lawsuit known as "The Fake Case". Released on probation, Ai faced a yearlong house arrest, massive fines, hounding journalists, and policemen stalking his every move. Along the way, Ai Weiwei became something of a folk hero, as he refused to buckle to authoritarian oppression. Finding strength in his family, his art, and his many supporters worldwide, Ai set out to provoke a revolution within Chinese society, one that protects freedom of speech and the power of the artist. Director Andreas Johnsens Ai weiwei the Fake Case is a stirring call-to-arms that proves an unstoppable creative force cannot be easily silenced.