Censored: Ai Weiwei’s Films: So Sorry
CN 2011, R: Ai Weiwei, 54 Min, OmeU
Ai Weiwei’s outspoken activism over the Wenchuan earthquake results in round-the-clock surveillance and ongoing police harassment.
While preparing for his exhibition ‘So Sorry’ at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Ai suffers frequent and intense headaches and is diagnosed with a life-threatening brain hemorrhage, the result of an earlier police beating he received in Chengdu, requiring Ai to undergo emergency surgery.
Ai records his ordeal and later returns to confront the Chengdu police. So Sorry documents the fractious relationship individuals have with the police in a society devoid of the rule of law. (OmeU)