MVIFF 2018: PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE

| 2018 | 95 minutes | |
directed by Hao Wu

Saturday September 08, 2018


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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directed by Hao Wu

An entire generation has come of age on social media and virtual relationships are replacing real-life human connections. And China has taken it to an extreme. Here, live streaming has become the most popular online entertainment for hundreds of millions. Young performers earn as much as US$150,000 a month singing, dancing or doing talk shows to live, interactive audiences of tens of thousands. The film follows three young characters—a singer, a comedian, and a migrant worker—as they search for fame, fortune and human connection in live streaming.

Winner of multiple awards, including SXSW Grand Jury Award for best documentary feature.

“Provocative and unsettling as it brings us on a guided tour through the digital marketplace for something resembling human contact.”Variety 

Winner of multiple awards, including SXSW Grand Jury Award for best documentary feature.

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