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"Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry"

"Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry"

I first discovered Ai Weiwei in my art history class, where we studied his 100 million porcelain sunflower seeds, which, once collectively observed, lose their individual state of being, a metaphor for the loss of individual identity under communism. Over the summer, as I browsed through a number of Netflix documentaries, I came across “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” a title that stuck to me. It is one thing to be apologetic, but for one to be never sorry, never regretful, was a big message.