Finding Yingying

Order a virtual screening of Finding Yingying!

You can order a virtual screening of Finding Yingying for just $12, after which you’ll have seven days to watch the film, all in an online screening room created just for patrons of the JBFC.

With each screening of Finding Yingying purchased during this period, you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and MTV Documentary Films/mTuckman Media—who will evenly split the revenue—as we work together to continue bringing our audience exciting new and repertory releases.

Any questions? Check out our Virtual Screening Room FAQ.

About Finding Yingying:

2020. 98 m. Jiayan “Jenny” Shi. MTV Documentary Films/mTuckman Media. US. English/Mandarin with English subtitles. NR.

“Life is too short to be ordinary.” —Yingying Zhang diary entry, June 1, 2017

Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old Chinese student, comes to the U.S. to study. In her detailed and beautiful diaries, the aspiring young scientist and teacher is full of optimism, hoping to also be married and a mother someday. Within weeks of her arrival, Yingying disappears from the campus. Through exclusive access to Yingying’s family and boyfriend, Finding Yingying closely follows their journey as they search to unravel the mystery of their daughter’s disappearance and seek justice while navigating a strange, foreign country. But, most of all, Finding Yingying is the story of who Yingying was: a talented young woman loved by her family and friends.

Finding Yingying is a part of year-round JBFC series Global Watch: Crisis & Social Action.

This series is sponsored by:

Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation
Theodore & Renee Weiler Foundation

With generous support from:

National Endowment for the Arts

Order a virtual screening of Finding Yingying!

  • To take advantage of this screening option, you will follow this link to Eventive. You will first need to register on this site with your own personal login details (you will not have access through your existing JBFC account). It’s very easy! You will enter your name and email address, and set a password. Signing up is totally free.
  • This film can be viewed on a television (using Eventive’s Apple TV app or by mirroring a mobile device to your television set), a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android), and/or a computer (by clicking on the link in the confirmation email).
  • For any questions regarding streaming connection or payment issues, you will need to visit Eventive’s help page.
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  • Please note that we are unable to offer member prices.


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