Lessons in Dissent
A New Generation of Hong Kong Democracy Activists

Lessons in Dissent - A New Generation of Hong Kong Democracy Activists
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It is a really useful film introducing the milestones of social protests in Hong Kong after the handover.

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Provide good insight on the political landscape of Hong Kong.

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