New Ai Weiwei documentary to premiere at 2020 Sundance Film Festival
13 January 2020A new documentary by Ai Weiwei will premiere on 24 January at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Vivos documents the lives of the families of a group of students who were attacked at their college in Guerrero, Mexico in 2014. The attacks at the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College resulted in six deaths and in the forced disappearance of 43.
Featuring interviews with family members and surviving classmates, as well as human rights experts and international investigators involved with the case, Vivos depicts the emotional impasse the families experience. As they face the still unaccounted-for absence of their loved ones, their family lives irrevocably fractured, the pain of their loss is compounded by the investigating authorities’ repeated attempts to mislead and to obstruct the official investigation.
Sundance Film Festival runs from 23 January – 2 February 2020. Find out more about the film and screenings here.
Image: Still from Vivos (2019), directed by Ai Weiwei