december, 2016

07dec7:00 PM9:00 PMLessons in Dissent - Social Change Film SeriesWilliamstown 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 50 Spring Street, Williamstown MA 01267


Event Details

7 pm – 9 pm
Join the Davis Center and Claiming Williams. FREE! Followed by a talkback by Professor Sam
Crane, Chair of Global Studies. Filmed over 18 months, Lessons in Dissent is a kaleidoscopic,
visceral portrait of a new generation of Hong Kong democracy activists. School boy JOSHUA
WONG dedicates himself to stopping the introduction of National Education. His campaign
begins to snowball when an interview goes viral on YouTube, with the new school year fast
approaching, a showdown with the government seems inevitable. Microphone in hand, and still
in his school uniform, he leads 120,000 protesters into battle. Meanwhile, former classmate Ma
Jai fights against political oppression on the streets and in the courts. Having dropped out of
school and dedicated himself to the social movement, he endures the persecution suffered by
those not lucky enough to be protected by the media’s glare. Lessons in Dissent catapults the
viewer on to the streets of Hong Kong and into the heart of the action: confronting the viewer
with Hong Kong’s oppressive heat, stifling humidity and air thick with dissent.


(Wednesday) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Images Cinema

50 Spring Street, Williamstown MA 01267