Finding YingYing

Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:00 am

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Finding Yingying from director Jiayan "Jenny" Shi will be screening as part of the sixth annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF6). The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is dedicated to the work of first and second-time filmmakers. The 6th Annual event will be streaming August 27- September 3, 2020. The 8-day online festival, streaming a robust and entertaining lineup of feature films, shorts, documentaries, narratives, and filmmaker Q&As will be available to viewers at home or on the go!

Finding YingYing will be available to view on August 27th with post-screening Q&A with Shi. 

Visit the MNFF website for tickets and more information. 


Finding Yingying, a vérité documentary, tells the story of the Zhang family, who arrive in the United States from China in search of their missing 26-year-old daughter, Yingying. An international student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Yingying was only in the U.S. for six weeks before disappearing in the summer of 2017. Unlike typical crime stories, Finding Yingying is a personal, intimate story about a family dealing with grief and finding resolution, and who Yingying was – why she came to the U.S. to study, and the challenges of finding justice as foreigners in the U.S.

 Finding Yingying was awarded the SXSW 2020 Documentary Feature Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Voice.


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