Don’t Miss “Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower”

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Get your tickets for the Human Rights Watch Film Club’s next screening, “Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower,” Sunday, September 17. STF will be saluted at this event, including panel moderator, STF Director Pam Bruns, and a student panelist. Help us fill the theater!

See you there,
Pam, Kristin and Nancy

Sunday, September 17, 2017
4:00pm | Doors open, Meet & Greet with HRW’s Minky Worden
5:00pm | Film screening, followed by Q&A
7:00pm | Reception with food and drinks

New Roads School at the Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Join us for a special screening of Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, a remarkable portrait of courage, resilience, and the propulsive power of youthful idealism.

Joshua doesn’t just give you a lush, drone’s-eye view of the unprecedented protests in Hong Kong. It meticulously unpacks how Joshua Wong and other students were compelled to mobilize to challenge authorities. In doing so it lays bare what’s at stake in asserting political rights and civil liberties in this nominally democratic part of China

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. 2017 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary

All attendees are invited to stay after the screening for a Q & A followed by a cocktail reception with the director and producer of the film and the director of global initiatives at Human Rights Watch, moderated by the executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Student Task Force.

Mariana Blanco

Andrew Duncan

Mariana Blanco

Joe Piscatella

Mariana Blanco

Minky Worden
Director of Global Initiatives
Human Rights Watch

Mariana Blanco

Pam Bruns
Executive Director,
Student Task Force
Human Rights Watch


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Tickets are unreserved and seating is first-come, first-served. Proceeds from this event will support the work of Human Rights Watch around the world.

Student tickets – $15                                General tickets – $30

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