by Christian Figuera, Sean Blau, Edsion Wang, Coco Li, Even Wang

Vanishing Dreams explores the problem of China‚Äôs rising housing prices as experienced by recently graduated university students. The film also explores the cultural pressures China places on youth in owning a home, as opposed to renting. For newly graduated students, despite an economic boom, these pressures combined with the lack of job availability make it increasingly hard to live a normal and fulfilling life. Focusing largely on a game designer named Dai, Vanishing Dreams paints a portrait of contemporary Chinese youth struggling to make ends meet, enjoy life, and pursue the more and more unattainable dream of a bigger place to live.”

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