The new documentary, titled Cockroach, by Ai Weiwei was filmed during the peak of the demonstrations in Hong Kong against mainland China last year.
“I really think I am one of them,” Ai told the Guardian. “They are heroes because they were fighting for democracy and civil society with no real hope that they would achieve their aims. They are clear, well educated, and above all sincere. They were fighting not for jobs or money but things that seem to be abstract. It is about human dignity.”
The film is available to rent on Vimeo on Demand.