Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower — Trailer

source:   netflix.com, youtube.com

added: Mon, May 1st '17

They say age is just a number. And if you think about it, there's no age requirement when it comes to social or political activism. Sometimes the loudest voices are the ones with the youngest faces.

Netflix's new documentary "Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower" profiles one such teenage activist, Joshua Wong, a Hong Kong student who was one of the key organizers of the 2012 and the 2014 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, referred to as part of the Umbrella Movement or the Umbrella Revolution.

Directed by Joe Piscatella, the documentary looks at how the youth culture in Hong Kong (a once British colony) has become more politically active in recent years -- a direct result of the 1997 agreement to transfer the control of the territory over to communist China.

"Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower" premiered to rave reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it nabbed an Audience Award.

The film will be released exclusively on Netflix on Friday, May 26th. Watch the trailer, above.

synopsis:
Unstable times can create the unlikeliest of heroes. When the promise of Hong Kong's autonomy was at risk, 14 year old Joshua Wong decided to speak up. Amid the glistening cityscape, filmmaker Joe Piscatella introduces viewers to a teenaged activist who inspired tens of thousands to stand up for their beliefs.

 

directed by   Joe Piscatella

release date   May 26, 2017 (on Netflix)

 
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