This is a beautiful short film capturing people going about their everyday lives surrounded by thick smog in China.
Chinese director Jia Zhangke has a history of making films with a social message and has previously been censored by the Chinese government for his work. He was nominated for a Palme d'Or in 2013 at Cannes and won the Golden Lion at Venice in 2006 for past work. In this film he tackles the air quality crisis which has seen particulate pollution at levels 20 times WHO safety limits in Beijing and other cities. "The one thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," he said of the new short, made for Greenpeace