Join us for the special kick-off event of The United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) 22nd Annual Film Festival.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
World Affairs Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
The story of the film "Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly" begins with the remarkable exhibition @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, organized in 2014 by director Cheryl Haines, founder of San Francisco’s FOR-SITE Foundation. Following Ai Weiwei’s detention at the hands of the Chinese authorities, the outspoken artist and activist transformed the former island penitentiary of Alcatraz into an artistic platform. The resulting exhibition engaged nearly 900,000 visitors in a conversation about the plight of prisoners of conscience around the world.
The 22nd UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) from October 17-27, 2019 Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University celebrates the power of documentary films dealing with human rights issues, the environment, racism, health, women’s issues, universal education, war and peace. The theme for this year is “SCALES OF JUSTICE”.
Director and Producer, Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly, Executive Director, FOR-SITE Foundation
Producer, Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly
Founder and Executive Director, United Nations Association Film Festival