People's Republic of Desire

As riveting as it is disturbing, Hao Wu’s documentary depicts an online world gone crazy. YY is a Chinese live-streaming site where people become internet superstars for their meagre performative acts. Their fans, who are looking for virtual relationships, leave them tips, which can generate serious money… "Tragic and terrifying in equal measure… Wu’s fascinating, deeply alarming film ushers us into a bold new world where our pleasure is simulated, but our pain is real."—IndieWire

Director: Hao Wu

Runtime: 95 mins


Places to go nearby approx. 15 minutes away