Dear Silicon Dragon Circle Friiends,
Through our circle, I have some tickets to a movie screening of "People's Republic of Desire" this coming Saturday, Dec. 8 in San Francisco at 4:15pm.
The documentary is getting rave reviews.
First come/first serve -- no charge while tickets last - for Silicon Dragon Circle. members.
A documentary about the weird world of online streaming celebrities, People's Republic of Desire, is making the rounds with screenings. The film from director Hao Wu reveals a lot about Chinese society today: loneliness, money hunger, and mania for livestreaming on mobile. Reviews of the sassy documentary have been terrific.
The director will be in person for Q&A at the Saturday Dec 8th screening at 4:15pm, with Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Washington Post’s technology columnist.
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A real-life Black Mirror story about searching for fame, fortune and human connection online in China's digital idol-making universe. Winner of 2018 SXSW Grand Jury Award (Documentary). Official Trailer: goo.gl/43aHYiSee LA Times NY Times: TikTok
Hope to see you this Saturday, Dec. 8.
My thanks for "Big Boss" Elliott Ng of Google! who is very much in our Silicon Dragon Circle!
Rebecca FanninFounder/EditorSilicon Dragonwww.silicondragonventures.comContributor, Forbes