Columbia Film Festival 2023

English Hustle

Expired June 25, 2023 3:59 AM
Already unlocked? for access
Protected ContentThis content can only be viewed in authorized regions: Maryland, Virginia, District Of Columbia, Delaware.

In 2020, there were over 100,000 Americans teaching English to millions of Chinese students online. With billions of dollars in venture capital funding, the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) industry was poised to become the largest sector in the ed tech space. Then, in 2021, with US-China tensions rising, the industry collapsed overnight with the announcement of a new policy restricting for-profit education in China. English Hustle follows teachers in the USA and the Philippines living through this rollercoaster, with insights from experts on Chinese history, politics and foreign affairs.

  • Year
  • Runtime
  • Language
    English, Chinese
  • Country
    United States, Malaysia, China, Philippines, Thailand
  • Director
    Charles Abelmann
  • Producer
    Charles Abelmann, Ben Kolak, Jarell Serencio, Artima Sakulkoo
  • Cinematographer
    Joyce Techa, Mark Limbaga, Kenneth Burcelis
  • Editor
    Kerry Stevens