| 10 min

A young Chinese-Canadian couple is visiting family in Wuhan, epicentre of the virus, at the very moment the pandemic is declared. Interviewing his subjects in a novel socially distanced mode, director Weiye Su explores the culturally specific concept of Jia—an idea evoking family or home that acquires sharp new meaning during COVID times.

Part of THE CURVE, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us together. Enjoy more works from this series here .

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Jia, Weiye Su, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Weiye Su
  • director
    Weiye Su
  • participation
    Jun Wang
    Xin Wan
    Ryan Wang
  • producer
    Jon Montes
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
  • director of photography
    George Hupka
    Darryl Kesslar
  • editor
    Xi Feng
  • sound design
    Christine Fellows
  • music
    Christine Fellows
  • sound recordist
    Tracy Westgard
  • location manager
    Julia Fullerton
  • assistant editor
    George Hupka
  • translator
    Yujing Tian
  • title designer
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • online editor
    Serge Verreault
  • mixer
    Luc Léger
  • production supervisor
    Esther Viragh
  • technical coordinator
    Luc Binette
  • studio operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • studio administrator
    Devon Supeene
  • production coordinator
    Jessica Smith
  • marketing manager
    Johanna Lessard
  • publicist
    Katja De Bock
  • legal counsel
    Christian Pitchen