People's Republic of Desire (2018)

FFF2019 / Film

Hao Wu

Film Director

95

Minutes Runtime

Country of Origin

United States of America | China

Film Language

Mandarin

Film Subtitle(s)

English & Malay

As an entire generation has come of age on social media, virtual relationships are slowly 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. People’s Republic of Desire provides a vérité journey into this digital universe, where 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.

Di saat seluruh generasi telah menjadi zaman media sosial, hubungan virtual perlahan-lahan telah mengganti hubungan zahir antara manusia. Di China, ia telah menjadi lebih ekstrim. Di sini, penstriman telah menjadi bentuk hiburan atas talian paling popular bagi ratusan juta warganya. People’s Republic of Desire (Republik Rakyat Idaman) menyajikan perjalanan sebenar ke dalam dunia digital, di mana penghibur muda menjana sehingga US$150,000 sebulan melalui nyanyian, tarian, atau bual bicara di hadapan puluhan ribu penonton langsung interaktif. Filem ini mengikuti tiga watak muda, seorang penyanyi, pelawak, dan pekerja asing – dalam mereka mengejar populariti, kekayaan dan perhubungan manusia melalui penstriman.

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