Joshua: Teenager vs Superpower: Q&A with activists Nathan Law and Jason Y. Ng

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower

Language: Engels

WHEN & WHERE?

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 21:15
Zaal 2, Filmhuis Den Haag
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Journalist Marnix de Bruyne talks with activists Nathan Law and Jason Y. Ng about the populairity of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.

Q&A with activists Nathan Law and Jason Y. Ng about their battle voor democracy in Hong Kong and China’s influence. Nathan Law was involved in the Umbrella Movement from the start and lawyer and publicist Jason Y. Ng wrote the book Umrellas in Bloom about it in 2016. Journalist and editor of De Correspondent Marnix de Bruyne is the moderator.

Earlier this year Nathan and his fellow student activists Joshua Wong and Alex Chow are nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018.

As a 17-year-old Hong Kong schoolboy, Joshua Wong was one of the leaders of an unprecedented popular uprising against Chinese interference. In 2016, he and others founded pro-democracy party Demosisto. Despite several spells in prison, Wong is determined to fight on. ‘Why do I see hope? Everybody’s on our side.’ ‘It’s always about turning things that are impossible into the possible,’ Joshua Wong (21) said in a recent interview. ‘The enjoyable moment is creating the miracle.’ These are remarkably optimistic words, coming from someone who – at the time of the interview – was facing a prison sentence for his role in the pro-democracy demonstrations that shook Hong Kong in 2014. Read more about Joshua Wong and watch a short clip.

Unfortenaly Joshua Wong cannot attend the festival because he is free on bail. His collegaue and chair of Demosisto, Nathan Law and lawyer, author and activist Jason Y. Ng are present at the festival.