Best Feature Documentary & Best Global Impact China Documentary


Confucian Dream

Director: Mijie Li/
Producer:Fish+Bear Pictures / Soul Wish Films / Beijing Runzhi film co. LTD
Country / Region:China
Film Introduction
At six in the morning, the young mother Chao Yan and 4-year-old Chen Chen were reading the Analects. She felt that learning the wisdom of Confucius with her son brought their hearts closer. Chao Yan looks forward to driving her family to learn Confucian culture to make the family more beautiful, but she did not expect her efforts to push the family to the edge of marriage breakdown ... What kind of life growth will Chao Yan's confusion bring to her? What kind of revelation will the ancient wisdom of "harmony and difference" bring to this modern family?
Film Creator
Mijie Li has produced television series with BBC-2 and Discovery Channels as well as working on feature-length documentaries with award-winning filmmakers, such as Jessica Yu, Mila Aung-Thwin, and Julia Reichert. She co-produced Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s American Factory (Sundance 2019). In 2018, she was selected to present a Chinese story for the opening night of the 2018 BRICS Film Festival. Her documentary series, “Miles To Go Before She Sleeps” was selected by the 2019 Tribeca N.O.W. Creators Market.
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