Courtesy of Kartemquin Films

Finding Yingying


MoMI is pleased to partner with Kartemquin Films to bring Finding Yingying directly to Museum members and patrons to view from home. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film.

View Finding Yingying from home using this link (Tickets: $12/$10 MoMI members). A portion of ticket sales benefits the Museum and its staff.

Dir. Jiayan “Jenny” Shi. China/USA, 2020, 98 mins. Yingying Zhang, a talented young scholar loved by family and friends came to the United States to conduct scientific research. One day she mysteriously disappeared from campus. This intimate documentary, directed by Jiayan “Jenny” Shi, a former classmate of Yingying’s in Nanping, closely follows Yingying’s family and boyfriend’s journey to unravel the mystery of her disappearance and seek justice while navigating a strange, unfamiliar country. Incorporating her detailed and beautiful diary entries, Finding Yingying is also a testament to Yingying’s unwavering hope and optimism. Winner of the Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, and an official selection of 2020 DOC NYC. A MTV Documentary Films Release. View trailer.

Beginning on December 15th, a pre-recorded Q&A with director Jiayan “Jenny” Shi will be available to watch and included as part of your ticket purchase.

“An intense and heartbreaking work.” —Bobby LePire, Film Threat

“A deft portrait of a family on the razor's edge between hope and dread.” —Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter