Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei will be featured in a new exhibition coming to the Israel Museum in June, 2017.
Jewish British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor made news in three European capitals over the High Holy Days, marching with Ai Weiwei for refugees in London, fighting anti-semitism in France, and opening a major exhibit in Moscow.
Two Israeli films are on the Academy Awards’ short list for the best documentary category, along with one by a Forward 50 selection.
Filmmaker Alison Klayman was rattled when asked why she made ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.’ Then she realized the dissident is a Chinese version of the quintessential Jewish outsider.
The final winners at the Sundance Film Festival were announced on the evening Sunday January 29 and there were big wins for Israel and Jewish themed films as well as films helmed by Jewish directors.
Filmmaker Alison Klayman talks about her new documentary, ‘Never Sorry,’ which profiles Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. It debuts this week at the Sundance Film Festival.