A bold and lyrical vision of China’s future, from our founding video director

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In a city of dusty orange skies and water panics, one mysterious delivery driver sees everything. “The Sand Storm,” a lyrical short film from TED Talks’ founding video director, Jason Wishnow, is filled with quietly arresting images of an imagined future China. Within the film’s nine-and-a-half minutes, Wishnow imagines how love, crime and hope will play out against a background of unnamed loss.

Watch below, and use the fullscreen option for a real treat: