The heartbreaking story of Yingying Zhang is told in an award winning documentary. It gives an intimate look at the University of Illinois student who was kidnapped and murdered in 2017.
The film introduces viewers to Yingying through personal writings and shows the toll her death has taken on her family and friends. We talk with the director.
Research shows family doctors in rural parts of Illinois are often more trusted by their patients than public health officials. That makes them even more important in dealing with one of the most vaccine-hesitant groups.
Those stories and more on this episode of Statewide.
* Susie An of WBEZ talks with Jenny Shi, director of the award winning documentary "Finding Yingying." It takes an intimate look at the life and death of Chinese student Yingying Zhang, who was abducted from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus in 2017. A former student confessed to her murder.
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