The story is about a single woman who lost her brother due to Covid-19, and the documentary filmmaker who witnesses this pandemic. It is also a reflection on their inability to leave the shadow of Covid-19, and ponder over ways to face death and loss.
Miss Wang, a 52-year-old single woman in Wuhan, could not move on after her brother died of Covid-19. She was requesting an apology and compensation from the hospital and government but the effort was in vain. At the same time, she turns to a kind of folklore religion “Guo Yin” to seek comfort.
As a filmmaker from Wuhan, I share the same feeling of loss with Miss Wang. When making this documentary, I am also dealing with my PTSD due to Covid-19. I am hoping to get an answer from Miss Wang about our inability to move on. I want to know how we live with trauma and how we should face death and loss.
因此，我很自然地靠近本片主人公王姐 – 一個同樣偏執地活在陰影中，並且試圖在民間信仰和社會體制中尋求答案的人。記錄的過程，也是拍攝者與被拍攝者互相陪伴、跨越年齡階層和社會身分來一起探討災難與生命的過程。
From Wuhan to the whole world, Covid-19 changed everything. But people may have forgotten those who died and lost their families. As a filmmaker from Wuhan, I can not forget and I am not willing to move on.
When I meet Miss. Wang, I feel we are the same kind person, and I have the responsibility to record her actions and thoughts. During the process of filming, we also kept each other company and shared our sorrow and reflections.
This documentary is in the mid-production stage. I want to start the story development based on the one and half years’ footage. I really want to get some advice and help on the story development, editing and producing.
Shell HE was a social journalist who has worked for several media platforms around the world. In 2020, due to the COVID-19, she turned to visual storytelling and became an independent documentary filmmaker. News report and documentary are both tools for her to record and reflect on humanity and society.