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Why Ai Weiwei was compelled to take on the Global Refugee Crisis in his new documentary

Los Angeles Times

By Deborah Vankin, Contact Reporter

October 6, 2017

Ai Weiwei may be China’s most famous contemporary artist and a prolific social justice activist. But at his core, Ai insists, he is simply an observer.

He’s a wanderer too. Not to mention a relentless documenter — of the Chinese communist government, of international human rights violations, of the 40-some cats that roam his Beijing art studio and of the longtime team members who populate his Berlin art studio, a 150-year-old underground beer cellar. Read more