Asian Premiere of In the Name of Confucius & Taiwan Tour Well Received by Audiences and Media

Q&A panel discussion at the Asian premiere of In the Name of Confucius at Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival, March 17, 2018. 《假孔子之名》在台灣「嘉義國際記錄藝術影展」舉行亚洲首映暨座談会(2018年3月17日)。

Over-Capacity Asian Premiere

On March 17, 2018, documentary In the Name of Confucius kicked off its Taiwan tour with the Asian premiere at Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival, Chiayi, Taiwan.

The screening was followed by a Q&A panel discussion with director Doris Liu, who flew to Taiwan from Canada, Taipei based journalist and former Canadian intelligence officer Michael J Cole, and Political Science Professor Ming Juzheng from National Taiwan University.

Director Doris Liu speaks at the Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival, March 17, 2018. 《假孔子之名》紀錄片導演秋旻在嘉義國際藝術記錄影展上發言。

Audience members from all walks of life packed the room, and the organizers had to add some 20 chairs on top of the 120 seats.

As Mr. Huang Mingchuan, artistic director of the film festival, put it “In the Name of Confucius will become a hot topic in Taiwan.”

Extensive Media Report

One of the major Taiwanese papers, the Liberty Times, published a review of In the Name of Confucius, calling the Confucius Institutes “China’s Trojan horses”. There have been 12 media reports about the film in Taiwan, raging from TV and online video, to newspaper and national radio.

Taiwan Tour on University Campus

After the highly successful premiere in Chiayi, In the Name of Confucius has been touring in major universities across the island. Each screening was followed by a Q&A discussion with director Doris Liu and/or other experts. You can watch a live recording of any of the Q&A discussions by clicking on “link” below:

Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival (link) |  National Taiwan University (link) | National Sun Yat-sen University (link)| National Chung Cheng University (link) | National Tsing Hua University (link)| National Cheng Kung University (link)| National Chengchi University (link)

An audience member asks questions at the Q&A discussion after screening of In the Name of Confucius at National Taiwan University (Taipei), March 27, 2018.
Audiences at National Sun Yat-sen University (Kaohsiung) thank film director Doris Liu for her film In the Name of Confucius, March 28, 2018.
Film director Doris Liu answers questions via Skype after screening of her film In the Name of Confucius at National Chung Cheng University (Chiayi), April 11, 2018
Skype Q&A discussion with film director Doris Liu after screening of her film In the Name of Confucius at National Tsing Hua University (Tsinchu), May 1, 2018
Q&A panel with film director Li Huiren (Taipei), film director Doris Liu (Canada), and commentator Heng He (America) after screening of Doris’ film In the Name of Confucius at National Chengchi University (Taipei), May 23, 2018.
Commentator Heng He (America) answers questions via Skype after screening of In the Name of Confucius at National YunTech University (Yunlin), Jun 14, 2018