PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE
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.