Alison Klayman (born 1984) is an American filmmaker and journalist best known for her award-winning 2012 documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.
Klayman grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Brown University in 2006 with a bachelor of arts degree in history. After her studies she went on a five-month trip to China with a college classmate and wound up staying to learn Chinese and work. She has contributed to PBS Frontline, National Public Radio and The New York Times.
After meeting artist Ai Weiwei while filming his exhibit for a local gallery, she started shooting footage for a longer documentary in December 2008.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize and a 2013 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. Klayman is Jewish.