People's Republic of Desire


People's Republic of Desire
(2018, 95 min)

De Hao Wu

China, USA

On the YY streaming platform, performers can earn up to tens of thousands of dollars a month. Just attract a lot of fans and especially sponsors, who spend real money on virtual souvenirs. Fans who don't have this kind of money can at least make virtual contact with those who are more fortunate, while the successful performers can taste riches thanks to the patronage of the sponsors. But for how long? Anyone who wants to stay in the limelight must stay popular. And that's not free. The world of fulfilled desires can collapse under the strain of these very financial machinations from which many are seeking a refuge.

This film will be screened during the One world / Jeden svět festival.