UNDERRATED: "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" (2012)

A buzzed-about documentary from this year, this story of the Chinese artist-activist exposed the passion that's made <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB00014794" title="Ai Weiwei" href="/topic/arts-culture/artists/ai-weiwei-PECLB00014794.topic">Ai Weiwei</a> a celebrated figure worldwide. First-time director Alison Klayman didn't dig too deeply into personal details, but with a story this compelling, even the broadest strokes examining the power of art and the individual against oppression are inspiring.

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A buzzed-about documentary from this year, this story of the Chinese artist-activist exposed the passion that's made Ai Weiwei a celebrated figure worldwide. First-time director Alison Klayman didn't dig too deeply into personal details, but with a story this compelling, even the broadest strokes examining the power of art and the individual against oppression are inspiring.

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