Lessons in Dissent

lessons-in-dissentCo-presented with Department of Media and Communications, the University of Sydney, and USYD HKPASS (Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society)

2.30pm – 5.00pm, 22 May 2015
S226 MECO Seminar Room, Level 2, John Woolley Building (A20)

Lessons in Dissent charts the rise of the generation of Hong Kongers born at the handover in 1997. A generation who have never know anything but Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; a generation who are refusing to accept authoritarianism in exchange for prosperity; a generation demanding democracy louder than any before it; and the generation who will be Hong Kong’s leaders when Deng Xiaoping’s great experiment, ‘One country, Two systems’, comes to an end in 2047.

Following the stories of two incredible youngsters, Lessons in Dissent provides a vivid portrait of a generation who passionately believe in a more democratic Hong Kong and have set out on a courageous journey to realise it. The film catapults the viewer onto 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.

Registration required: http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/film-screening-lessons-in-dissent2