Walking to School (2009)
Director: Penע Jiahuang, Peng Chen
Chinese with English subtilties
Wawa is a seven years old boy from the Lisu minority in Yunan province. Every day, his sister Naxiang and her friends ride a rusty old cable slide across a dangerous river to go to school. Wawa wants to have a go as well, but his mother forbids him to cross the river by himself. One day, Wawa decides to ride the cable across the river by himself and visit his sister’s school. His secret visits to the school became a daily habit until his sister had a deadly accident with the cable slide on her way home from school. Meanwhile, a young teacher who is doing an internship realizes the importance of giving children from across the river a safe chance to attend school and decides to challenge the problem.
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