DAF Fundraiser screening
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Documentary Australia Foundation warmly invites you to attend a special fundraising screening of the award-wining documentary


by Alison Klayman, filmmaker

Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates partnerships between donors, not for profits and filmmakers to make films around shared passions. DAF is funded by philanthropic donations and funds raised will go towards DAF’s national documentary screening program. This event is proudly supported by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.

Tickets $50

on Thursday, 5 June 2014

6-9 pm

at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
16 – 20 Goodhope Street, Paddington

Reserve your ticket here to RSVP by Friday, 30 May 2014


The evening will commence with drinks, canapés and a welcome from Dr Gene Sherman AM. A discussion hosted by Dr Geremie Barmé, Founding Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University, will follow with Anna Broinowski and Nick Torrens. Both Anna and Nick have made documentaries in totalitarian regimes – Nick has made multiple documentaries in China and has just completed his latest film China’s 3 Dreams. Anna’s most recent film Aim High in Creation was shot in North Korea. The screening of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry will follow this discussion.

About the film:
 Ai Weiwei is China’s most internationally acclaimed artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship, Ai expresses himself and organises people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Image: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, 2012 (film still)
Courtesy Madman Entertainment