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We Rise Above: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Sunday, June 7 / 3 pm
Directed by Andreas Johnsen
2013, Denmark, 86 min

A follow up to Never Sorry, documenting the life and work of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, The Fake Case showcases his 81 day kidnapping by the Chinese authorities and his gigantic lawsuit from the government, which he soon names ‘The Fake Case’ in reference to the obvious false reasons behind the accusations. The film follows the 18 cameras that are monitoring his studio and home, the police agents that follow his every move and the heavy restrictions from the authorities that weigh him down. He is shaken, but he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge the mighty powers in his fight for human rights. Ai Weiwei strongly believes that China is ready for change. And he will do everything to make it happen.

Presented in partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human  Rights

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Mon 22

Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Mon 22

Shoot Some 16mm Film

Camera Orientation Day: Sat. June 1, 2019 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Black Lodge Studio)

Shooting Days: June 3 – July 13, 2019

Processing Day: Sat. July 13 & Sun. July 14 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Media Lab and Platform Dark Room)

Optical Printer Class: Sat. July 20 | 10am - 2pm

Editing: July – August

Screening Date: TBD
Mon 22

2019 WFG Summer Teen Filmmaking Camp

Session 1: Mon July 8 to Fri July 19 (10 AM to 3 PM) | WFG Media Lab & WFG Black Lodge

Session 2: Mon Aug 12 to Fri Aug 23 (10 AM to 3 PM) | WFG Media Lab & WFG Black Lodge
Fri 26
Tue 30

Restoration Tuesdays: Hard Ticket to Hawaii

Tue, July 2 / 7 pm *
Tue, July 9 / 7 pm & 9pm
Tue, July 30 / 7 pm & 9pm

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