In the Name of Confucius | Documentary
“In the Name of Confucius” is the first documentary film exposing the growing global controversies surrounding the Chinese regime’s multi-billion dollar Confucius Institute (CI), a Chinese language program attaching to over 1,600 foreign universities and schools around the world.
Featuring the exclusive personal story of a former CI teacher, Sonia Zhao, whose defection and complaint led to the first closure of a CI on a North American campus, and the unprecedented outcry against Canada’s largest school board, the TDSB, over its plan to open the world’s largest CI, the film examines the risks that the Confucius Institutes could pose to our society—a loss of academic integrity, violations to human rights codes, foreign influence, and even potential infringements on national security. Reenactments star former Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin.
“In the Name of Confucius” has won a number of international awards and nominations, and has seen successful screenings in 17 countries across five continents as of 2019, including screenings in the parliaments of the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Australia.