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.
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)