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. Most students have been sent home. During a lockdown inside a private boarding school, three eight-year-old girls have to find a way to make sense of the world. At the school entrance, ANQI discovers a dark secret about the adult world; In the quarantine dorm, YEZI learns a lesson about life and death; On the stage, ZHENZHEN finds the courage to step out of her comfort zone, to find her own voice in front of the whole school…


  • Haohao Yan: Director
  • Haohao Yan: Writer
  • Xiaoxiao Li: Producer
  • Anton Shavlik: Cinematography
  • Harmonie He: Key Cast, “Zhenzhen”
  • Gloria Xiong: Key Cast, “Anqi”
  • Chedi Cheng: Key Cast, “Yezi”
  • Luqi Zhao: Editor
  • Menghan Qi: Production Designer


  • Project Title (Original Language): 黄真真的演讲
  • Project Type: Short, Student
  • Genres: Drama
  • Runtime: 25 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date: November 20, 2019
  • Production Budget: 75,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Language: Chinese
  • Shooting Format: 16mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes
  • Student Project: Yes