New Documentary Charts Ai Weiwei’s Release from Detention

April 12th, 2014

A new documentary on Ai Weiwei, The Fake Case, is preparing for release, profiling the artist’s release from his 81-day detention under the Chinese state, the artist’s response after his imprisonment, and his preparation for S.A.C.R.E.D., a series of works that documented his time while he was held without bail for tax evasion, a charge one person in his film notes doesn’t even exist in China.  “Nobody in China would believe it, because nobody pays taxes in China anyways, so there’s no such thing,” they say.

Watch the trailer at The Fake Case