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May 2003, Beijing, China. Under the pressure of WHO, the Chinese government announced that the SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) outbreak is real. The city is closed. During a lockdown inside a private boarding school, three eight-year-old girls have to find a way to make sense of the world.

Student Film: American Film Institute, Los Angeles

In Mandarin, with English subtitles.

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Film Contact:

Haohao Yan


  • Year
  • Runtime
    25 minutes
  • Language
    Mandarin Chinese
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Narrative Short
  • Director
    Haohao Yan
  • Screenwriter
    Haohao Yan
  • Producer
    Xiaoxiao Li
  • Executive Producer
    American Film Institute
  • Cast
    Gloria Xiong, Harmonie He, Chedi Chang