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Available to Stream Online Friday, August 7 - Sunday, August 16
cinéSPEAK Presents: Ai Wei Wei - Yours Truly
Directed by Cheryl Haines | Tickets: $10
Ai Wei Wei and Chelsea Manning in Ai Wei Wei – Yours Truly, Directed By Cheryl Haines

Ai Wei Wei: Yours Truly
Directed by Cheryl Haines (English, 1hr 18min)
Co-Presented by cinéSPEAK
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Screening Details
Available for Streaming Online via First Run Features
Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 16
$10 | 3-Day Rental Period
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(30% of sales benefit cinéSPEAK, 20% benefit Vox Populi)

About the Film
‘Powerful! A moving cinematic experience.’
—Barbara Pollack, ArtNews

‘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

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, director Cheryl Haines captures this monumental exhibition from conception to fruition, and as well visits current and former prisoners, including American whistleblower Chelsea Manning, to learn how these letters were vital to their survival.

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About cinéSPEAK
cinéSPEAK is a Philadelphia-based cinema organization that engages diverse audiences through globally-minded contemporary and repertory independent film programming; creating space and centering the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema. cinéSPEAK promotes community togetherness and global understanding by engaging film enthusiasts while cultivating the next generation of discerning moviegoers; encouraging people to demand social justice both on-screen and throughout society.
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cinéSPEAK Presents: Ai Wei Wei – Yours Truly
August 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
August 16, 2020 @ 11:30 pm