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People's Republic of Desire

A real-life Black Mirror story in contemporary China

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Theatrical Trailer

Overview

Genre
Culture, Contemporary Issues, Foreign Worlds, and Science
Synopsis

Live-streaming showrooms have become virtual gathering places for hundreds of millions – from the super rich who lavish these online stars with digital gifts, to poor migrant workers who exhaust meager savings idolizing them. All of these characters are brought together in a series of bizarre online talent competitions, where they discover that happiness in their virtual world may be as elusive as in the real one.

Stage
finished
Running time
95 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Tripod Media
Country
United States
Years of Production
2018
Locations
USA, China

Distribution Details

Release year
2018
Festivals
SXSW, DOC NYC
Awards
the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at SXSW
Language
Chinese, English

Photos

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