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4 Mar 2021 18:30 - 21:00
  • Member Price: RMB 100
  • Standard Price: RMB 200
  • In-person event

A screening and dialogue with the filmmakers who gave us an intimate look at lockdown life in one Shanghai apartment block.

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Event details

Yu Kung and Crystal Liu, members of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, are more used to making commercials, but earlier this year, they set upon documenting their neighbours’ lockdown experiences as well as their own. The film was picked up and broadcast in many countries via The Smithsonian Channel.

The documentary charts the challenges as well as the hopes and fears felt by all of us during the early days of the pandemic in Shanghai. In the weeks that followed, it became an experience the rest of the world could relate to as millions around the globe began, and continue to, grapple with their own countries’ lockdowns.

This film was not aired in China, however, The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai are pleased to invite all members and friends to join us for a special screening on the evening of Thursday, 4th March. You will also get to meet the filmmakers, Yu and Crystal and hear how they brought their documentary to the TV screens during such challenging times.


We know the symptoms of the virus, but what are the symptoms of lockdown?

We set out our film-making journey with this question in mind and find out the answers from the eyes of our neighbours.

Lockdown stories from one Shanghai building block.

Produced by Campfire Productions and Wonderhood Studios for Smithsonian Channel.

Premiered and globally aired via Smithsonian Channel since May 25th, 2020.


新年的二月,隔离在家,我们用镜头记录自己和同一栋楼里邻居的居家防疫生活,最终剪辑成一部完整的纪录片,叫:COVID: Our Lockdown in Shanghai,并通过美国高端纪录片频道Smithsonian频道全球放映。



  • 6:30 pm – 6:50 pm: Registration
  • 6:50 pm – 7:00 pmWelcome, opening remarks by the event host
  • 7:00 pm – 7:50 pmWatching ‘COVID: Our Lockdown in Shanghai’
  • 7:50 pm – 8:30 pmSpeeches Given by Yu Kung and Crystal Liu & Q&A Discussion
  • 8:30 pm – 8:45 pmClosing remarks, event ends



Link to the trailer:​

‘COVID: Our Lockdown in Shanghai Review: Short-Form Doc. Offers Intimate Look at Quarantined Life’​


In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai Event staff before 6 pm, 18 Nov. Due to the service charges of Event Bank and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for a cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.

The speakers

Yu Kung & Crystal Liu
Director / Producer of Campfire Creative Productions


BritCham Shanghai Office


Room 1108, South Tower, M Place, 333 Chengdu Bei Lu, Shanghai



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