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"People’s Republic of Desire" take Grand Jury Honors at SXSW fest

By May Zhou | | Updated: 2018-03-15 00:38
Screen shot of the film. [Photo provided to]

Wu Hao's documentary "People's Republic of Desire", a film exploring the surreal reality of "live-streaming" social media stars and their fans in China, won the Grand Jury Award at SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas.

Wu Hao discusses his film with audiences after screening at SXSW. [Photo by May Zhou/]

Wu, who had worked at Alibaba and TripAdvisor, spent two years filming all the footage in China, and another two years to do post-production. The well-told story combines with artfully employed digital editing techniques to present the harsh reality of China's digital universe.

Wu Hao talks to individual viewers about his film making. [Photo by May Zhou/]
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