Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower

2017

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower

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When the Chinese Communist Party alters its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong - handed back to the Chinese government from British rule in 1997 - teenager Joshua Wong decides to fight for his homeland. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the streets, and without a long-term plan but with passion to spare, Joshua becomes an unlikely leader in Hong Kong. A remarkable portrait of courage, resilience, and the propulsive power of youthful idealism, JOSHUA : TEENAGER VS. SUPERPOWER, the winner of this year's Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, is a chronicle of one young man risking his own future for a greater good.

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  • This is a film of highs and lows; there is no middle ground, no moment of silence, reflection, or introspection. It's like watching a prospective candidate give a mannered and rehearsed 80-minute speech on the campaign trail.

    May 27, 2017 | Full Review…

    Sam Fragoso

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  • Teenager vs Superpower does a solid job of contextualising this larger ideological battle, with talking heads and archive footage, but it's always clear that the focus here is Wong.

    May 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A stirring ode to the power of the individual in a society that values conformity over individuality.

    May 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Joe Piscatella, the director, dives in immediately to set a speedy pace. He also provides a quick summary of Hong Kong's recent history, and looks to the future.

    May 25, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Capturing every key moment with ... immediacy and tension ... director Piscatella maintains an engaging grip on his unassuming subject's ascendancy.

    May 25, 2017 | Full Review…
  • A rousing documentary on a youth movement against, essentially, educational brainwashing.

    Feb 2, 2017 | Full Review…

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