Human rights become profoundly personal when Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous artist, transforms Alcatraz Island prison into an astonishing expression of socially-engaged art focused on the plight of the unjustly incarcerated. At the core of the installation, called @Large, were portraits of prisoners of conscience coupled with the opportunity to write letters of solidarity to the imprisoned.
In her impassioned and powerful film, Cheryl Haines visits current and former prisoners, including American whistleblower Chelsea Manning, and learns how these letters were vital to their survival.
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“One of the great films of the year! A near-perfect look at Weiwei’s art installation that took place on Alcatraz Island. Truly magical…a must-see!”
– Steve Kopian, Unseen films
“Powerful! A moving cinematic experience and so wide-ranging a project that it is likely to appeal even to those who might not think they are interested in the famed artist.“
– Barbara Pollack, ArtNews
“Inspiring! Highlights the power of the public to make a change in their societies. Seek out this great documentary for its poignant and very relevant message of persevering in your struggle no matter the cost.”
– FilmNews UK
“Top 10 Docs from DOC NYC 2019! Beautifully shot… Reveals how people of conscience can make a true difference in this world.”
– Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Film Festival Today
“A very absorbing and valuable documentary that movingly puts Ai’s work into personal context.”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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