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  1. Alison Klayman on Filming Ai Weiwei

    February 22, 2013

    Independent Lens sat down with filmmaker Alison Klayman to talk about the joys and challenges of filming China's most famous artist and dissident, Ai Weiwei. Her film, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, premieres on Independent Lens February 25 at 10 PM (check local listings). Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the

  2. Art in the Shadow of Extremism

    April 5, 2011

    The Desert of Forbidden Art, airing Tuesday at 10PM on Independent Lens provides viewers with some of the art world’s best-kept secrets. Stalin consolidated his 1950's post-war power by declaring all modernist art “decadent” and “bourgeois.” Those caught practicing it were sent to the gulag, or executed. So archaeologist Igor Savitsky began his heroic