China's Artful Dissident

  • China's Artful Dissident
  • Danny Ben-Moshe
  • Austrálie
  • 2019
  • 60 min.
  • titulky
  • 14—21 let
Audio-visual lessons

Lesson objectives

  • To learn about the conditions of life in the undemocratic regime in China
  • To realise the power and strength of social media
  • To reflect on the meaning of engaged art

Badiucao, as the artist from China calls himself, is based on social networks and the streets of Australia, where he fled because of the communist regime. His political drawings, critical of the Chinese government, have spread around the world thanks to his fans. To have a voice, the dissident has no public name or face. Documentary filmmaker Danny Ben-Moshe has gotten a few steps closer to him than others, yet Badiucao is careful not to reveal too much about himself so the Chinese government can track him down. If that were to happen, he and his family would face severe punishment. But he is convinced that if he had preferred a comfortable life of silence, he would have reproached himself to death for his passivity.


 You can turn on English subtitles for this video. 

 Tato lekce je k dispozici i v české verzi.

Recommended age group

14—21 years

Thematic area

Výuka jazyků


Výuka angličtiny / English

Teaching materials

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The Power of the Lennon Wall

Activity / B1+ / 45 + 45 min

Students will: 

  • practice their presentation skills in English
  • work with English realia
  • learn about the consequences of criticising the government in China
  • explore connections of Prague and Badiucao

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Informational texts

  • Why is it important to reflect on emotions?
  • Basic methods of reflection
  • From reflection to discussion

Questions and Answers

Informational texts

  • human rights suppression in China
  • conditions for artistic expression in China
  • Badiucao and his family
  • Chinese community in Australia

Jak pracovat s audiovizuálními materiály

  • instruktážní film
  • rady a doporučení
  • manuál
  • obecné aktivity

Teaching with documentaries: Methodological handbook

Handbook containing a collection of comprehensive activities designed for teaching with documentaries, along with the OWIS theoretical framework for English lessons.

English activities for teaching with documentaries

Informational texts

A set of activities generally applicable to working with film in English classes

Accompanying and recommended materials

Interactive presentation

Presentation for teachers that can be used throughout the whole lesson.

Badiucao: Interview

A YouTube video depicting an interview with the artist.


The official website of the artist.

Badiucao's Instagram

Check out Badiucao's posts.

Badiucao in DOX

An article and a photo gallery of the exhibition of Badiucao's art in the DOX gallery.

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