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People’s Republic of Desire

INDEPENDENT LENS: People's Republic of Desire

 

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.

 

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The Real Sherlock Holmes

 

Sherlock Holmes has been described as “the greatest detective who never lived.” How has this ever-popular detective influenced modern-day crime-solving, espionage and even space travel? The film reveals the hidden side of Holmes’ legacy through interviews, reconstructions and memorable clips from popular Sherlock productions.

 

Itʻs “Just” Anxiety

 

This revealing documentary introduces a dozen people from diverse backgrounds who describe their personal struggles with this mental health condition. The film follows individuals with anxiety symptoms ranging from excessive worry and fear to more extreme manifestations such as compulsive behavior and torturous panic attacks.