I’m sure our readers are sick and tired of the Sundance blogs, but here’s one more that I need to have out there. One of the films in the documentary section is about political activist and artist Ai Weiwei, and is highly recommended. A well crafted film, AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, chronicles the life of China’s most famous artist internationally, as he uses his art and social media to mobilize people under the iron fist of rampant censorship and an unresponsive justice system. But, that’s not what I am writing about here. The photo above is the little “gift” each audience member got after the screening.
Yep, it’s a Chinese takeout box. And what’s inside it? Oh, you guessed it, fortune cookies. Even in this day and age, mainstream America still associates all things Chinese with takeout boxes and fortune cookies. While these publicists are at it, they should’ve served orange chicken and passed out stuffed panda bears too.
(Photo credit: Eseel Borlasa)