Lying in the school playground with her mom, as mosquitoes hover over her head, seven-year-old Fuyao has no idea what her future holds. Her news anchor dad is doing forced labor. Her mom is not allowed to teach anymore. She and her mom are also forbidden from stepping foot outside this school where her mom used to teach. At night, they sleep in a classroom that has two single beds: one for Fuyao and her mom; the other for the guard.
Destitute, bullied and pitied by others, Fuyao thinks this is the worst situation in the world. But things are about to get even worse. The police want to arrest her mom as well. Her mom manages to escape and becomes a fugitive. But, now Fuyao is alone.
But this is not the story of a child who helplessly struggles in the cracks of society. Instead, it is a story of love and strength.