Girlhood: Africa, Asia, and the Diaspora • 1h 13m
Wander Life is a tender portrait of middle school for introverts. Hinano, a soft spoken and unassuming student, hides from her school mates in fear of being bullied. One day, seeking shelter at the school's infirmary, Hinano befriends her school nurse Shindo. The two confide in each other and Shindo shares her favourite bands to Hinano in hopes of finding her voice in music. Keen to explore the lyrical format, Hinano approaches a local punk band to write a song inspired by her diary entries. As she hears her voice in a new way, Hinano gains confidence and stands up to her bullies and the school administration when Shindo's job is at risk.
Japan - 2018 - 1h 17m
Directed By: Naho Kamimura
Written By: Naho Kamimura
Starring: Shuri Nakamura, Yo Hasegawa
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