In any society, if there is going to be change, it will take individuals, who come from different backgrounds, to show a true concern about the human condition and the rights of people of different groups and the demands of those different groups. So social activism is a natural product of an unjust society. And those individuals, who are devoted to facing this kind of system, must make people aware of the situation and search for possible better ways. Very often that does not happen immediately. But I think they are visionaries, because they believe and trust in humanity.
Still from The Art of Dissent. Ai Weiwei films the shredding of the documents. Photo: The New York Times
Still from The Art of Dissent. The pandas with Ai Weiwei filming in the background. Photo: The New York Times
Patrick Bradatsch unveils the sculpture at Alexanderplatz in Berlin. Photo: Loes Derks van de Ven
Sarah Harrison takes the fourth chair at the unveiling of Anything to Say? Photo: Loes Derks van de Ven