Screening copy with public performance rights; for institutional use only. - [Brooklyn, N.Y.] : Torch Films, 
Video — 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"In China's mammoth digital society, a parallel universe where idolized live streamers earn as much as $200K a month, virtual relationships replace real-life connections. People's Republic of Desire tells the stories of two such online stars who've risen out of nowhere to fame and fortune. Their online showrooms have become virtual gathering places for their millions of fans - from the super-rich who lavish them with digital gifts, to poor migrant workers who worship them for their success. In these virtual spaces, it's conceivable that popularity ironically stems from ordinariness, for a generation of young men and women who've grown too disillusioned to believe in their own dreams." -- Container.
Video — 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital.optical.stereo. Video: DVD video; NTSC. Digital: video file.video file; DVD video.
"This highly acclaimed and ultimately disturbing documentary explores China's extreme forms of cyber escapism, and the omni present platform that caters to the isolation plaguing China's youth, an online culture approaching dystopian proportions." -- Container.