Finding Yingying

Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old Chinese student full of optimism, comes to the U.S. to study. Within weeks of her arrival, she disappears from campus. Finding Yingying follows the search to unravel the mystery of her disappearance and seek justice while navigating a strange, foreign country.

Director: Jiayan “Jenny” Shi

Runtime: 97 Mins

Year: 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020. 4:00pm


About The Director

Jiayan “Jenny” Shi

Jiayan “Jenny” Shi is a Chicago-based documentary filmmaker and video journalist who is passionate about social justice issues regarding people of color. She shoots, edits and produces video stories and short documentaries about immigration, race and crime in Chicago for multiple outlets. She is also working on several projects as a researcher, digital content editor and translator including the ITVS co-produced web series Pulling The Thread and the 2020 Academy Award-winning film, American Factory. Jenny is a graduate of Kartemquin’s Diverse Voices In Docs program, a TFI Network alum, the winner of the Paley DocPitch Competition 2018 and a fellow of 2020-2021 Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellowship. Jenny is named one of the DOC NYC “40 Under 40” filmmakers.