Alison Klayman is a freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker. While living in China from 2006 to 2010, Klayman shot and produced radio and television feature stories for NPR’s “All Things Considered,” AP Television, Voice of America, and “As it Happens” on CBC. Her work has also appeared on Current TV, the Tate Modern’s online channel and The New Yorker website.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is her first feature documentary. She spent two years filming with artist Ai Weiwei, doing her own sound recording and camerawork. She recently reported on Ai Weiwei for Frontline on PBS, and her documentary short “Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993″ was shown as part of the artist’s exhibition at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing from January through April of 2009.
She speaks Mandarin Chinese and graduated from Brown University in 2006.