On April 3, internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei was detained at the Beijing Airport by government authorities and no one has heard from him since. His artwork has been displayed in galleries across the world. During the 2008 Olympics, he collaborated on the construction of Beijing National Stadium. Since his incarceration, activists across the world have rallied in support of him.
Documentary filmmaker Alison Klayman lived in China from 2006 to 2010 and got to know activist Ai Weiwei personally while reporting the story "Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei" for PBS Frontline. Ms. Klayman also has a feature documentary film "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" that will be released later this year.Visit her Kickstarter here where she has raised almost $45,000 for funding post-production costs of the documentary.
Today, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST, Alison is here to answer any questions you might have about Ai Weiwei, China, activism, and her upcoming documentary feature. If you want to ask Alison a question, leave a comment or tweet your question using the hashtag #ChinaChat.
Ben Worcester contributed to this post.