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Films on detained China artist to screen in Taiwan

10 April 2011

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Films on detained China artist to screen in Taiwan

A Taiwanese art centre is to screen several films about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in a show of support for the detained dissident, an organiser said on Saturday.

The Taipei Contemporary Art Center will kick off its showings next week with the documentary “A Lonely Man”, directed by Ai, along with a discussion of his work and China’s censorship of the arts, said organiser Manray Hsu.

“We urge the Chinese government to immediately release Ai and stop suppressing dissidents,” said Hsu.

The center will also co-host the Urban Nomad Film Fest, which is scheduled to show two Ai-related documentaries — “Lao Ma Ti Hua” and “Why Are The Flowers So Red” — in May, he said.

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via AFP

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