Finding Yingying at DOCNYC

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:00 pm

New York, NY

Jiayan "Jenny" Shi's Finding Yingying will be streaming as part of the INVESTIGATIONS program at the 2020 DOCNYC Festival, November 11th - 19th.

Grab tickets for $12.

DOC NYC is at the center of celebrating and supporting this cultural movement. Among its missions, DOC NYC aims to:

  • CURATE: guide audiences, industry and press toward inspiring work.
  • SUPPORT FILMMAKERS: provide filmmakers with educational, networking and promotional opportunities throughout the year.
  • CULTIVATE NEW AUDIENCES: attract local and international newcomers with the excitement of a festival atmosphere.
  • CREATE SOCIAL SPACE: bring audiences and filmmakers together to engage with  documentary.
  • MAKE THE MOST OF NYC: foster fresh connections between residents and expose visitors to the opportunities that happen “only in New York.”

Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Jiayan Shi, Producer Brent Huffman, Producer Diane Quon, immediately following the film.


In June 2017, Chinese student Yingying Zhang’s dream of earning her PhD in America morphed into a nightmare when she disappeared from her college campus, sparking a desperate search for her whereabouts. Characteristically cautious, Yingying would not typically put herself in harm’s way—but what if trouble came looking for her? Fellow student and filmmaker Jiayan “Jenny” Shi joins forces with Yingying’s family on their quest for answers, sharing the hope and pain of finding their beloved daughter.