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The Memo

Badlands Film Group

Release year: 2023

Run time: 30 mins

Film type: Documentary


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.


Director biography

Badlands Film Group is an experimental doc group founded by Yang Xiao and Chen Sisi in 2020, which is dedicated to rediscovering the form of media that connects the weak. Their latest film THE MEMO won the Best Documentary Short Film at the 60th Taipei Golden Horse Awards.