Genderless children are raised inside the walls of a rigid city. At the age of 12, the children are forced to become “adults,” and give up their emotions and memories. When they become adults, their faces are hidden by masks, and they lose their individuality. A child, K-12012, and their friend, J-12606, accidentally discover a unique device in the library, which reveals the history of their city and allows them to escape.

Kino Jin (US)
Kino Jin is a director and animator, who was born and raised in Kunshan, China. She received her BFA in Animation at Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated from Pratt Institute with an MFA in Digital Arts. Individuality and uniformity have always been Kino Jin’s long-term research themes. Exploring how a given society imposes rules that restrict freedom and personal choice is of great importance to her.