Japanese artist Azuma Makoto sends his floral sculptures into space and sinks them to the bottom of the ocean, but mostly, he thinks about the life and death of flowers.

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Alison Klayman’s directorial debut AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY about the Chinese artist and activist premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance. The film was released theatrically around the globe and shortlisted for an Academy Award®. In her newest documentary, THE BRINK, she takes on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, following him for over a year as he tries to promote his brand of extreme nationalism and unite the far-right anti-immigrant parties of Europe. After its Sundance premiere this year, Variety called the film “impeccably crafted…an engaging and enraging, disturbing and highly revealing movie.” In his New York Times Critic’s Pick review, A.O Scott wrote “it’s a fast-moving, tightly packed, at times unnervingly entertaining documentary.”

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Country: USA

Year: 2019

Director: Alison Klayman

Producer: Alison Klayman

Executive Producers: Mishka Brown, Josh Blum, Hayley Pappas, Bryn Mooser, Matt Ippolito

Director of Photography: Marc Silver

Editors: Jen Fineran, Brian Goetz

Music: Ilan Isakov, Tom Deis

Featuring: Azuma Makoto

Running Time (minutes): 29 MIN

Language: Japanese