In June 2017, Chinese student Yingying Zhang’s dream of earning her PhD in America morphed into a nightmare when she disappeared from her college campus, sparking a desperate search for her whereabouts. Characteristically cautious, Yingying would not typically put herself in harm’s way—but what if trouble came looking for her? Fellow student and filmmaker Jiayan “Jenny” Shi joins forces with Yingying’s family on their quest for answers, sharing the hope and pain of finding their beloved daughter.
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Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Jiayan Shi and Producers Brent Huffman & Diane Quon.
DOC NYC Live event: Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 ET on Facebook Live– Gordon Quinn (Executive Producer and founder of Kartemquin) talks to filmmaker Jiayan “Jenny” Shi about her film on the mysterious disappearance of an international student from a Midwest university.
Director: Jiayan "Jenny" Shi
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins, Gordon Quinn, Jolene Pinder, Mark Mitten, Ken Pelletier
Producer: Jiayan “Jenny” Shi, Diane Quon, Brent E. Huffman
Cinematographer: Shilin Sun
Editor: John Farbrother
US Distributor: MTV Documentary Films
Sales Agent: 30 WEST