Zhang Yingying, 26, was studying in the US when she was brutally raped and murdered. The documentary Finding Yingying explores her hopes and ambitions, and her family’s quest to get to the truth. Photo: courtesy Kartemquin Films Zhang Yingying, 26, was studying in the US when she was brutally raped and murdered. The documentary Finding Yingying explores her hopes and ambitions, and her family’s quest to get to the truth. Photo: courtesy Kartemquin Films
Zhang Yingying, 26, was studying in the US when she was brutally raped and murdered. The documentary Finding Yingying explores her hopes and ambitions, and her family’s quest to get to the truth. Photo: courtesy Kartemquin Films

‘Life is too short to be ordinary’: raped and murdered Chinese student remembered in moving documentary

  • Zhang Yingying, 26, was raped, murdered and decapitated while studying in the US by Brendt Christensen, who posed as a police officer and abducted her
  • Finding Yingying, directed by a fellow Chinese student in the US, explores Zhang’s hopes and dreams, and her family’s attempts to get to the truth

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Zhang Yingying, 26, was studying in the US when she was brutally raped and murdered. The documentary Finding Yingying explores her hopes and ambitions, and her family’s quest to get to the truth. Photo: courtesy Kartemquin Films Zhang Yingying, 26, was studying in the US when she was brutally raped and murdered. The documentary Finding Yingying explores her hopes and ambitions, and her family’s quest to get to the truth. Photo: courtesy Kartemquin Films
Zhang Yingying, 26, was studying in the US when she was brutally raped and murdered. The documentary Finding Yingying explores her hopes and ambitions, and her family’s quest to get to the truth. Photo: courtesy Kartemquin Films
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