Director: Hao Wu
Producer: EP Jean Tsien, EP Sally Jo Fifer, EP Lois Vossen, Producer Hao Wu
Cinematographer: Hao Wu, Jingyang Cheng, Bo Huang
Editor: Hao Wu
Music: Michael Tuller
Country: USA, China
NYC PREMIERE Winner of the Grand Jury Award at the SXSW Film Festival, People’s Republic of Desire explores the phenomenon of China’s live-streaming showrooms, where ordinary people can find legions of fans and financial rewards. Hao Wu profiles two unlikely stars of this online world—a karaoke singer and a rags-to-riches comedian—as they seek fame, fortune and human connection only to find the same promises and perils online as in their real lives.
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