As far as movies go, Game of Pawns is a bit of a stinker. But the true-life tale behind the FBI’s short film about a young American busted for selling information to the Chinese almost makes up for its clunky dialogue and China clichés.
Game of Pawns tells the story of Glenn Duffie Shriver. In 2010, Shriver pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide national defense information to officers of the People’s Republic of China and was sentenced to four years in federal prison. The story of how he got there forms the heart of the movie—and the FBI’s warning.“We’d like American students traveling overseas to view this video before leaving the U.S. so they’re able to recognize when they’re being targeted and/or recruited,” says a statement published Monday on the agency’s website.
The docudrama opens with some stock Oriental wisdom: “There is an old Chinese proverb: Life…
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