Called Under The Dome—a title taken from a U.S. TV show based on a Stephen King novel—it's essentially one long TED-talk given by journalist Chai Jing, interspersed with conventional TV reportage segments and PowerPoint presentations.
Unfortunately, only the first half hour or so of the version posted to YouTube has been subtitled in English.
The film is already being compared to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring about pollution in America. Chai submitted her script to the government, according to the BBC, and the country's leadership is now taking steps to address the film's massive response.
We captured three of the most striking clips from the subtitled portion.
This crazy chart of particulate density in China, a measure of air quality:
This lung-cancer surgery on a woman who has never smoked:
This six-year-old Chinese girl who says she's never seen a blue sky before:
This counting of the number of days Chai and her daughter were trapped at home:
According to the Health Effects Institute, a research group based in Boston, China's smog has led to up to 1.2 million premature deaths annually.
Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.