Interview with Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei speaks about the documentary series “Turn It On” at the Guggenheim Museum.

Artist Ai Weiwei describes working with filmmaker Wang Fen to select twenty documentary films that reflect the daily reality in China, and narrate the complexity of the society. Through the “personal points of view of those filmmakers,” he says, “you can never get to know China better.”

“Turn It On: China on Film, 2000–2017” is a film festival encompassing twice-weekly daytime screenings and three featured evening events from October 13, 2017, through January 4, 2018, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Producers: Stephan Knuesel, Naomi Leibowitz
Field producer / videographer: Thomas Adamicka
Editor: Ruohan Xu, Stephan Knuesel
Sound recordist: Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
Sound mixer: Josh Allen
Music: Tim O’Keefe