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JOSHUA: Teenager vs. Superpower

Directed by Joe Piscatella
78 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Presented in English and Cantonese with English subtitles.

Post-film Skype discussion with the film’s director, and with John Mok, PhD student in sociology at UC Irvine.

When the Chinese Communist Party backtracks on its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong decides to save his city. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the streets, Joshua becomes an unlikely leader in Hong Kong and one of China’s most notorious dissidents.

Winner: Audience Award Winner Best World Cinema Documentary–2017 Sundance Film Festival; Official Selection: 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 PM9:00 PM MDT