Thematic Films

The World of Xi Jinping

By Sophie Lepault

Now president for life, Xi Jinping, is taking advantage of the Covid crisis to speed up the great unification by intensifying the crackdown on Hong Kong, on the Uighurs of Xinjiang, and threatening to invade Taiwan. He wishes for a unified Chinese nation. All minorities, religious, ethnic or ideological, must be assimilated into the dominant culture, willingly or by force. While the majority of the Chinese population seems to adhere to his project, the international community has become aware of the true face of the Chinese president and the nature of his regime.
Co-presented with ARTE

  • Section Thematic Films
  • Original language(s) French, Mandarin Chinese, German & English
  • Subtitle(s) English & French

AsiaEconomyLiberties & Democracy

Sophie Lepault


  • Illégitime-Défense
  • ARTE


  • Paul Chauvin, François André, Lucien Harrys, Mike Flemming, Ana Stireanu, Olivier Théret, Joey Foley


  • Aurélien Guégan
  • Yvan Demeulandre
Production country
Friday 4 March


Espace Pitoëff - Théâtre

Followed by the debate Who can challenge China ? The debate will be followed by a signing session with journalist and writer, Christine Ockrent, and Honk Kong activist, Nathan Law.