Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower

Screenings

2017 Season
London, Los Angeles

Rallying thousands of students to skip school and occupy the streets of Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong becomes one of the autonomous territory’s most notorious dissidents, successfully disrupting government plans to devolve power back to China. This inspiring documentary spends years tracking the movement from grassroots disruption to national politics. Following tear gas attacks, multiple arrests and an exhausting 79-day campaign to shut down Hong Kong’s financial district, Joshua moves on to the next phase of the movement—facing down the superpower from inside the government itself. Courtesy of Netflix   2017 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary

For the September 17 screening of Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower in Los Angeles, the program is as follows:
4:00pm | Doors open; Meet & Greet with HRW’s Minky Worden
5:00pm | Film screening, followed by Q&A
7:00pm | Cocktail Reception

 

 

Filmmaker(s): 
Joe Piscatella
Year: 
2017
78m
Language(s): 
Cantonese, English
Genre: 
Documentary