Teen vs. Superpower

Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower debuts tomorrow, May 26, on Netflix. The documentary, directed by Joe Piscatella, was acquired by Netflix at this year’s Sundance.

Described as “a remarkable portrait of courage, resilience, and the propulsive power of youthful idealism,” Teenager vs. Superpower details student activist Joshua Wong’s efforts to lead protests against the Chinese Communist Party for altering “its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong” following the British return of the province to Chinese control in 1997.

Wong is secretary general of Demosistō, the center-left, pro-democracy political party advocating a referendum on Hong Kong’s sovereignty when the One Country, Two System principle expires in 2047. Internationally known for his role in the 2014 “Umbrella Revolution,” Wong was named one of Time’s Most Influential Teens of 2014 and was nominated for Time’s Person of the Year 2014.

On the day of its Netflix premiere, the film will also open theatrically at the IFC Center in NY and at the Laemmle Monica in LA.

For more information, visit Netflix.

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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