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SFS Talkies @ The Arts House: Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry

What An insightful documentary on Chinese artist and advocate Ai Weiwei.
When 24 February 2013 (Sunday), 7:30pm
Where The Arts House
Screening Room The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane Singapore 179429

24 & 28 February ONLY, 7:30pm.
Tickets available for purchase at The Arts House box office -

Ticket price: $12 for general public
$8.50 discount price if you present SFS Membership / SFS Reel Card. Each SFS membership card allows you to buy a maximum of 2 discounted tickets.



We begin the new year with a new SFS Talkies series, showcasing independent films from around the world, in a co-presentation with The Arts House at Old Parliament Lane.

As per the tradition of SFS Talkies, all screenings will always be follow by a post screening talkback.

We wil kickstart the series with Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, an insightful documentary film on the Chinese artist and activist.

This will be the Singapore premiere of the award winning documentary film.


Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry

Dir. Alison Klayman

2011 | USA | 91 min | Digital | M18 


·         Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize

·         National Board of Review: NBR Award for Top 5 Documentaries

·         Telluride Mountainfilm Festival: Festival Director’s Choice Award

·         Taiwan International Documentary Festival: Special Mention


Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist and outspoken activist. In recent years, he has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, bulldozed his newly built studio, and detained him without a trial.

 From 2008 to 2010, Beijing-based journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei. Klayman documented Ai's artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members and his increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government. Klayman's detailed portrait of the artist provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. This film is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.

About the Director Alison Klayman

Alison Klayman is a freelance journalist and documentary filmmakers. While living in China from 2006 – 2010, she produced radio and television feature  stories for PBS Frontline, National Public Radio, AP Television and other media outlets.