Weiwei Ai

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Weiwei Ai was born on August 28, 1957 in Beijing, China. He is a director and producer, known for Human Flow (2017), The Rest (2019) and Ai Weiwei's Appeal ¥15,220,910.50 (2014). He is married to Lu Qing. See full bio »

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Human Flow Director
The Rest Director
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 2019 The Rest (Documentary)
 2017 Human Flow (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
 2014 Ai Weiwei's Appeal ¥15,220,910.50 (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
 2013 Ping'an yueqing (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
 2013 Stay Home (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
 2012 Ordos 100 (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
 2012 So Sorry (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
 2010 One Recluse (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
 2009 Disturbing the Peace (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
 2008 Fairytale (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
 2005 Beijing: The Second Ring (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
 2005 Beijing: The Third Ring (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
 2004 Beijing 2003 (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
 2004 Chang'an Boulevard (Documentary) (as Ai Weiwei)
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Show Show Cinematographer (8 credits)
Show Show Editor (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)
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Show Show Self (36 credits)
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Other Works:

Book: Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009. Translated by Lee Ambrozy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN-10: 0-262-01521-8

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ai Weiwei | Aj Wej-wej

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[on Chinese censorship and soft power] To be a so-called Chinese filmmaker within China is a joke. Every single line of text, every frame, is heavily censored by the strongest censorship machine of the 21st century. And everyday it becomes stronger in controlling people's ideologies and twisting the information, promoting a pure entertainment devoid of profound aesthetic or philosophical content.... See more »


One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. (2012). See more »

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