Join our masterclass about China at the Movies that Matter Festival
Masterclass Movies that Matter Festival Den Haag 27-3-18
Xi Jinping’s long arm: freedom and democracy in Hong Kong
Together with Movies that Matter, Amnesty International is organising a unique Masterclass for students at the annual festival in The Hague. In this masterclass we will discuss the developments in the Chinese ‘one country, two systems’ policy in Hong Kong. This has led to the rise of ‘Scholarism’ (2011) and the ‘Umbrella Movement’ (2014).
Watch a movie and meet a real-life activist!
Prior to the masterclass, there is a screening of the movie ‘Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower’. Joshua Wong is a young activist from Hong Kong who founded ‘Scholarism’, an alliance against moral and national education in his hometown. Together with Nathan Law, Alex Chow and other students, he made history by occupying the Civic Square in the former British colony and fighting the system. The pro-democracy movement has emerged from this and staged massive protests in 2014. Their work brought them to TIME magazine’s Most Influential Teens of 2014, a nomination for TIME’s Peron of the Year 2014, and a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. The Chinese government doesn’t appreciate the work of the activists at all and jailed them for three months. Fortunately, on 6 February 2018 they were granted an early release. Nathan Law will be present at the masterclass and together with activist, lawyer and author of ‘Umbrellas in Bloom’, Jason Y. Ng, we will offer a most interesting presentation and case-study!
Entrance is free, but registration is required.
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Time: 14.30h-18.00h Film screening + Masterclass
Location: Film Huis Den Haag, Spui 191 2511 BN Den Haag
14.30-14.35: Introduction movie ‘Joshua Wong: Teenager vs. Superpower’
14.35-15.55: Film screening ‘Joshua Wong: Teenager vs. Superpower’
15.55-16.00: Moving from Filmhuis Den Haag to the foyer in Theater aan t ‘Spui
16.00-18.00: Masterclass (presentation + case-study)