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6/23/2017 1:38:16 PM

ssaeed
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Subject: Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (Netflix Documentary)
This documentary is about the young citizens of Hong Kong protesting to defend their autonomy from China. These protests are lead by a young teenager activist named Joshua Wong, who started the student movement called “Scholarism” when he was 14 years old. He fights for democracy, demanding freedom of mind and freedom of speech. The people protest “National Education” which would require students to develop emotional attachment to China and promote nationalism. They believe it would be the next step in communist China to take over Hong Kong.
The most interesting thing about this is the fact that Hong Kong was under British rule up to 1997, when it was handed back to communist China. This documentary was an eye opener and very inspirational to see young students, especially Joshua, the young leader, paving the way for democracy, and encouraging people of Hong Kong to stand up for what they believe in.
This would be more appropriate for older students- for teenagers to see what they can accomplish and produce change!
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