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The People’s Republic of Desire (Documentary Film Screening)

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

In an age where the power of technology helps us connect, are we as isolated as ever? People’s Republic of Desire exposes the baffling reality of how virtual relationships are replacing real-life human connections through China’s video-based social network YY—a hugely popular gathering place for over 300 million people in China.  From the super-rich, who lavish virtual gifts on their favorite live-streamers to the very poor, many of them migrant workers in urban areas searching for cheap entertainment and a way to feel connected (PBS, “Independent Lens”).  Watch a preview clip from PBS.

Presenter: Dr. Shamika Mitchell

Film Length 1 hour and 30 mins plus 30 mins Discussion and Q&A

Virtual Meeting Link: https://tinyurl.com/RCCPROD

*Backup Blackboard Collaborate guest link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/107392bcbc514e889113f737ceb86580


April 10
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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