Joe Piscatella’s Sundance Audience Award–winning documentary chronicles the salad days of Hong Kong activist-politician Joshua Wong—just 14 years old and taking to task the Chinese government’s pro-Communist education program in Hong Kong. From his early modest grassroots efforts distributing leaflets, to the organized occupation of Civic Square at the incipient stage of the 2014 Occupy Central protests (for which Wong and many others were jailed), Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower captures pivotal moments leading up to the Umbrella Revolution, the steadfast youthful defiance that made such a movement possible, and remains a clear-eyed, unfussy object lesson on the enduring impact of ordinary individuals.

“A vital film on the plight of Hong Kong youth in dissent during the 2014 Hong Kong Occupy Movement.” —Lulu Wang