Independent Lens

People's Republic of Desire

Season 20 Episode 12 | 1h 26m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

In popular virtual showrooms, China’s super-rich and dirt poor band together to worship their favorite online stars. In this digital universe where everything seems possible, a karaoke singer, a poor migrant worker, and a comedian seek fame, fortune, and human connection, ultimately finding the same promises and perils online as in real life.

Aired: 02/25/19

Expired: 03/25/21

Rating: NR

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