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Yesterday, we reported that “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” received the US Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Today, we received the following email response to our request for comment from Alison Klayman, the filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary:
“The real reward has definitely been the overall response to the film at Sundance, from the audiences and also the filmmaking community. To have the whole festival and town buzzing about Ai Weiwei’s charisma, humor and courage, to overhear conversations around town about China and social media and change, and to see that the overwhelming takeaway message for audiences was to be inspired to go speak out in their own life … that was the real reward.”
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