Alison Klayman

Ai Wei Wei - Never Sorry (Trailer)

Carmen Herrera - The 100 Years Show (Trailer)


Following critical acclaim for her debut feature documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, which won several top honours – including a Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award (broadcast journalism’s highest accolade) – Alison Klayman recently featured in The New York Times' "20 Directors to Watch" list of rising filmmakers. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry was released in cinemas around the world and translated into over 25 languages; in 2012, it was one of the highest grossing films directed by a woman, and earned Alison a Directors Guild of America Award nomination.


Numerous foundations have supported Alison's filmmaking, including Sundance Institute, Ford Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, The Henry Luce Foundation, Chicken & Egg Pictures and PUMA. She has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, The Colbert Report and elsewhere in the media, and has delivered work for many arts and cultural organisations including Tate Modern.


Alison is a graduate of Brown University and spent four years in China where she worked as a freelance journalist.  She speaks fluent Mandarin and Hebrew.