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'Ai Weiwei Drifting' Documents a Year With the Artist/Activist

"Ai Weiwei is restless, always keen to get to work, out and about every day, and always on the move."6/26/2017 10:45 PM Eastern
'Ai Weiwei Drifting'

Filmmakers Eva Mehl and Bettina Kolb followed artist and politicial activist Ai Weiwei to create the documentary "Ai Weiwei Drifting." 

Recounting the production, Kolb says, "If you want to keep up with Ai Weiwei, you have to be quick. If you are carrying a camera and have a backpack full of equipment that is quite a challenge. He walks fast, though it never looks like he is hurrying. We decided we would shoot film with a small camera, and for that we'd need sturdy shoes. Accompanying Ai Weiwei means being not only fast but also flexible. He can change his plans and alter his course at any moment."

"Ai Weiwei is restless, always keen to get to work, out and about every day, and always on the move," adds Mehl. To read more about the project, click here.

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