Ai Weiwei Returns to Big Screen in New Documentary 'The Fake Case'

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Director Andreas Johnson's new documentary Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case picks up on the artist's story where last year's documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry left off.

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Ai Weiwei in

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

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Says Johnson, "Hopefully the film can spread awareness of the situation in China about people whose opinions are different than those of the authorities. I'd like that it spread more awareness about his case so that the government will be [compelled] to give him back his passport and give him his full freedom. Since he's under so much surveillance and his film is tapped and his email is checked, I don't think there's anything in this film that the authorities don't already know."

Read more here on the Film Society of Lincoln Center.