In April, Shanghai declared all-out war against Omicron. Millions of residents were locked indoors, and thousands thrown into makeshift quarantine centers. Buildings were sealed with steel barriers. Food supplies broke down.
As the city finally opens up once more, many are emerging from lockdown traumatized by what they experienced. A Sixth Tone Film on how residents are trying to pick up the pieces — and regain some sense of normality.
Producer: Fu Beimeng; video editor: Lü Xiao; videographers: Lü Xiao, Chen Si, Wu Huiyuan and Kong Ming; additional camera: Fu Beimeng, Xie Anran, and Ding Yining; motion graphics: Fu Xiaofan; script editor: Dominic Morgan; executive producer: Qi Ya