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LRCCS Occasional Lecture Series: <i>Lessons in Dissent</i>

Thursday, February 12, 2015
12:00 AM
Educational Conference Center, Room 1840 School of Social Work

A Director's Talk on the Documentary Film "Lessons in Dissent"

Documentary filmmaker Matthew Torne will give a talk on his recent film “Lessons in Dissent.”  Filmed over 18 months, “Lessons in Dissent” is a kaleidoscopic, visceral experience charting rise a new generation of Hong Kong democracy activists.  The film will be screened on Friday evening, February 13th at 6:00pm in Stern Auditorium of the U-M Museum of Art (525 S. State Street).

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. He immediately fell in love with the Hong Kong and has been studying its politics ever since. In 2010 he completed a Masters degree at Oxford University on Hong Kong’s post-1997 democratic development. Before making “Lessons in Dissent”, Matthew worked as an Associate Producer on “Enemies of the People”, a Sundance film festival winning documentary, about the Khmer Rouge. “Lessons in Dissent” was three years in the making and premiered at the 2014 Hong Kong International Film Festival. It is Matthew’s directorial debut.

Film Director Matthew Torne