People’s Republic of Desire

Now through 12/16/2018 | Northwest Film Forum

Film & Media Arts Capitol Hill/Central District

This film is winner of best documentary at SXSW. Shen Man is a middling singer. Big Li is a mediocre comedian. Each makes thousands of dollars a month as a live-stream video host on the Chinese website YY. As live-streaming becomes one of the most popular forms of entertainment in China, the wealthy and the poor alike have the power to turn hosts into idols.

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