Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly
dir. Cheryl Haines, and Gina Leibrecht, 2019
NR, 76 min, USA, in English | Mandarin | Arabic with English subtitles.
While no stranger to documentaries, artist and humanitarian Ai Weiwei’s appearance here, while still under house arrest in China, is a personal one. Your’s Truly looks into his early life as he works on a new installation with Alcatraz. One aspect of the work: two-way written communication, as thousands of visitors write 90,000 messages of hope to imprisoned activists via post-cards. Many of those imprisoned write back, creating a profound sense of human connection. The exhibit—and the film—urges viewers to consider the issue of global human rights, while subtly illustrating Ai Weiwei’s genius in making house arrest a period of rich engagement.
TICKETS: $10.00 CCAP available
Thank you to our sponsor:
MINDPORT’S POSTCARD PROJECT
USPS Colors the World An Interactive Postcard Project
This exhibit expresses support for postal workers at the USPS and for the preservation of this invaluable service for future generations. In addition to using the mail, Mindport encourages you to contact your representatives to let them know that this service is important to you.
Here’s how to participate in the Postcard Project at no cost to you:
1. Request up to 5 complimentary pre-stamped Pantone postcards online HERE or call to leave a voicemail and request the cards: 360 647 5614
2. There is an option in the form where you can list the State or Country where you’ll be sending the postcards. It’s optional but if listed Mindport will will color in your destination on the map.
3. Pre-stamped cards will be mailed to the address you provide.
4. Write notes to your loved ones. Address the card. And drop it in your mailbox home, or at a public mailbox or post office.