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‘Finding Ying-Ying’ Film Screening and Discussion

Event Type
Film Screening
Sponsor
The Spurlock Museum
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Apr 2, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021   5:00 - 8:00 pm  
Cost
Free
Registration
Link
Contact
Katya Reno
E-Mail
katyar@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

An award-winning documentary debut by Chicago-based filmmaker Jiayan Shi, Finding Yingying presents the tragic story of Yingying Zhang, the 26-year-old Chinese student who disappeared from the University of Illinois campus in 2017. In deftly balancing one of the most tragic events to befall Urbana-Champaign, this film humanizes Yingying through her own diary reflections and the perspectives of her family and friends. With exclusive access gained by trust, Shi closely follows the family's journey as they search to unravel the mystery of Yingying's disappearance and seek justice for their daughter while navigating a strange, foreign country. As an international student, Shi knowingly conveys the universal hopes, dreams, and fears of families with loved ones studying abroad. Registration required: https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/events/#upcoming-event-filter.

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