People’s Republic of Desire

In China’s popular virtual showrooms, three millennials seek fame, fortune and human connection, ultimately finding the same promises and perils online as in their real lives.

Hao Wu Hao Wu
Director, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor

Hao Wu has directed and produced four feature documentaries, that have received support from Ford Foundation JustFilms, CAAM, ITVS, Sundance Institute and international broadcasters. He is currently a... more»

Jean Tsien Jean Tsien
Executive Producer, Editor

A veteran documentary editor and producer, Tsien serves as an advisor for the Sundance Institute Story/Edit Lab. She was a 10-year board member for CAAM. She is currently on the board of ITVS.

Additional Credits

Alison Klayman (Consulting Producer)

Sara Terry (Consulting Producer)

Through a provocative look into an ultra-connected life, this film examines the opportunities and the consequences of relying on the virtual to satisfy our real-world desires. 

Genre: Documentary