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.