Lessons in Dissent: Documentary Film Screening & Film Director Presentation


 Matthew Torne

Matthew Torne

Director's Talk on Lessons in Dissent
Matthew Torne
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 3:30pm
Educational Conference Center (Room 1840)
School of Social Work Building


Screening of Lessons in Dissent
Film - 100 minutes, Hong Kong
Friday, February 13, 6pm
Stern Auditorium
U-M Museum of Art
525 South State Street

Q&A with the director will follow the screening.

Free and Open to the Public. Filmed over 18 months Lessons in Dissent is a kaleidoscopic, visceral experience charting the rise of a new generation of Hong Kong democracy activists.

Director Matthew Torne moved from Beijing to Hong Kong in 2003 amid the chaos of the SARS outbreak and the turmoil of the Article 23 controversy and has been studying its politics ever since. Lessons in Dissent premiered at the 2014 Hong Kong International Film Festival. The film is his directorial debut.