Confucian Dream
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime82 min
  • DirectorMijie LI
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerBesty Tsai, Jeff Reichert, Du FENG

Despite an education, a family, and a job in modern China, Chaoyan sees more emptiness than meaning in her otherwise comfortable life. With other like-minded parents, she seeks hope for her family in the ancient wisdom of Confucianism. Her first mission is her son's education. However, reviving nearly extinct traditions and integrating them into a modern lifestyle proves to be much easier said than done when Chaoyan’s ambitions incur the wrath of her husband and her in-laws.