Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2021
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Nomination Detail

A girl on a quest to heal a broken heart. Haru, a 17-year-old high school student, lost her family in the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. Haru moved to Hiroshima to live with her beloved aunt Hiroko. Here, despite the huge loss, she managed to enjoy her daily life thanks to her aunt, until one day after school, Hiroko collapsed in her room. Frustrated by all of the anxiety, Haru heads to her far away hometown of Otsuchi, for the first time since the tragic event. What will she see and encounter on the long journey from Hiroshima to Iwate? Along the way, Haru meets various people, including Morio a former nuclear power plant worker in Fukushima. She is served meals, is hugged, and is encouraged to “live.” Then, feeling the need to ‘talk to her family again’, Hull goes to the special ‘Wind Phone’ in her hometown for guidance.

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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