MASS CONFUCIAN: Chinese Language or Communist Propaganda?| 24mins
Director: Philip W Chung | Producer: Clyde Kusatsu, Tony Lam, Tim Lounibos, Nancy Wang Yuen
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: United States
MASS CONFUCIAN is a documentary exploring the controversy over a â€œConfucius Classroomâ€ Chinese language class in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. On one side are opponents who protest the classes as an alleged instrument of Communist doctrine. On the other are those who see the class as a valuable language learning tool. This controversy is mired in the communityâ€™s demographic and cultural changes. The documentary captures the complexities of interracial dynamics, nativism, and multiculturalism in suburban America.