Lessons in Dissent: A Documentary on Hong Kong’s Youth Activists

Courtesy of Michael Leung ’15:

Come learn about how 15 year old Joshua Wong (leader of the Scholarism movement) and 17 year old Ma Jai challenged the presiding political apathy in Hong Kong. This timely documentary vividly illustrates the generation of young activists who are committed to creating a more democratic Hong Kong.
Director Matthew Torne will be present for post-screening Q&A.
Hong Kong’s youth are scarcely known for being political animals: little wonder, given the example set by their pragmatic elders. Doing well at school, finding a decent job and getting their hands on the latest iPhone tend to be higher priorities than politics. Yet a breed of young activists is challenging the presiding apathy, riding a wave of political activism that is sweeping the city.
Lessons in Dissent catapults the viewer on to the streets of Hong Kong and into the heart of the action: confronting the viewer with Hong Kong’s oppressive heat, stifling humidity and air thick with dissent. More information here.

Date: Friday, November 7 – today!
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies