The Memo



This is a video diary of the surreal lockdown made by the filmmaker couple who were trapped in a small, rented apartment in Shanghai. In the face of endless madness, the camera gradually breaks free from the window and observes a vast social isolation unprecedented in the country’s history.


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30 minutes


Digital, Color

Previous Screenings

Saturday, October 7, 2023 / 13:00 2023 Schedule
Sunday, April 28, 2024 / 14:00 2024 Screening Schedule – Hualien


Badlands Film Group

Badlands Film Group is an experimental doc group founded in 2020, whose works often focus on marginalized communities in contemporary China from the perspective of geomedia poetics, attempting to re-imagine the weapons of the weak.