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Oxy Cinematheque: "Joshua" (2017) + Discussion with An Xiao Mina

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Join Occidental College Media Arts & Culture Cinemathèque Series for a screening of Joshua (2017) + guest lecture by An Xiao Mina, technologist, writer, artist, and co-founder of The Civic Beat.

Thursday, November 16 at 7PM

Choi Auditorium
Occidental College

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Joshua (2017) - Directed by Joe Piscatella - Watch the trailer

When the Chinese Communist Party backtracks on its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong decides to save his city. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the streets, Joshua becomes an unlikely leader in Hong Kong and one of China's most notorious dissidents.


An Xiao Mina - Read her work

An "An Xiao" Mina is a technologist, writer and artist. She leads the product team at Meedan, where they are building Check, a platform for collaboratively verifying news in real time, and Bridge, a platform for translating social media and messaging app content. Meedan's products support work for clients like ProPublica, First Draft News, Amnesty International, WITNESS, the University of Hong Kong, MercyCorps and others, and Check played a key role in Electionland, a 600-person project that covered access to the ballot and problems that prevent people from exercising their right to vote during the 2016 US election.

She is also co-founder of The Civic Beat, a global research collective focused on the creative side of civic technology. They have led workshops and exhibitions in spaces such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Asian Art Museum, the Museum of the Moving Image, the ACLU and RightsCon, and they've been producing what Net Monitor called "the cutest map of the internet"—a world map of animal memes in collaboration with over a dozen internet culture researchers. She serves as a contributing editor to Civicist, an advisory editor to Hyperallergic, and a board member at China Residencies. Mina is currently working on "From Memes to Movements", a book about internet memes and global social movements, to be published in 2018 by Beacon Press. She is represented as an author and speaker by literary agent Rayhané Sanders at Massie McQuilkin.

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