When the Chinese Communist Party backtracks on its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong decides to save his city. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the ... See full summary »

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When the Chinese Communist Party backtracks on its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong decides to save his city. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the streets, Joshua becomes an unlikely leader in Hong Kong and one of China's most notorious dissidents.

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Together we are one loud voice that cannot be silenced
6 March 2020 | by mitchel_buiSee all my reviews

It's 2020 and I began following the Hong Kong riots closely in the summer of 2019. Prior to that, I was always just about "oh they'll resolve whatever they got going on" but as it kept popping up on the news, and it's quite the eye opener. I recently bought Joshua's book, Unfree Speech, and I didn't know that there was this special on Netflix until he mentioned it in the book and I had to check it out right away. It definitely shows what he's written about and it puts what he wrote into perspective.

This was a great summary of how their protests began and how it develops into the Umbrella movement. They are teenagers, fighting for what they believe is right. As a father, I want my children to do the same. Fight for what they believe in. No Government is perfect and we have the right to talk about that. Governments are there for the people, not for themselves.

I checked other people's reviews and I don't know why they say it's biased, the title says 'JOSHUA: Teenager vs Superpower', not 'Hong Kong Protesters vs Superpower: Who is right?' Of course it's going to show only about Joshua and what they're fighting for. Plus will we really ever see the Superpowers intent? They even explained it that the Chief Executive answers to Beijing, not the people of HK. So it won't be easy to get an honest perspective of China without it being propaganda material. Best I can say is to google about the protesters and news about Hong Kong, and see what they have to say and make a stance of where you are at.

I hope more of these documentaries come into light. Their struggle is real, we live in a democratic society and they want it as well. Without someone speaking up, they can't get what they want, like the Civil Rights Movement, Women's Right To Vote, Internal Resistance Against Apartheid, and the list goes on.

Liberation For Hong Kong, Revolution Of Our Time!


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20 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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