Short film: Biking Shanghai's empty streets, finding hope for the return of this city I love

Andy Boreham
I've taken up biking around Shanghai's streets – long, quiet stretches of road nearly completely void of the usual sounds, seemingly lifeless because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Andy Boreham
Shot by Andy Boreham. Edited by Andy Boreham. Additional footage by Zhou Shengjie, Jiang Xiaowei and Ma Xuefeng.

I've taken up biking around Shanghai's empty streets — long, quiet stretches of gray road nearly completely void of the usual sounds and seemingly lifeless because of this hideous coronavirus outbreak. But pretty soon I realized: it's not as isolated as I first thought. There is something happening underneath the surface, something we are all a part of.

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