China Panda is a surreal drama about Xia and Phebe Huang, a single mother and daughter who run and live above a Chinese takeaway shop in Glasgow.

China Panda is a surreal drama about Xia and Phebe Huang, a single mother and daughter who run and live above a Chinese takeaway shop in Glasgow. Phebe, a 13 year-old loner, has set up a rudimentary green-screen studio in her bedroom where she transports herself into the fantasy worlds of R&B music videos, with the hope of nding in them a place that she might truly belong. Her mother, Xia’s own dreams are revived when she receives an unexpected invitation to a corporate dinner. When Xia’s rising hopes are extinguished by a community that refuses to acknowledge her, her own vulnerabilities are revealed. Both brought low by failure, Xia and Phebe’s relationship begins to thaw. The two of them are brought together to perform a nal act of solidarity, before escaping into their own green-screen fantasy world, to which they both belong.