For Malaysians, this story seems so familiar that it seems to tell itself, that at every turn there’s a real fear that the inevitable will happen.
Here’s up to us to make it different.
The story begins in 1941 in a small village in British Malaya. Xiao Li and Melur are two young girls who could not be more different in temperament, attitude, race and language.
Their first meeting is wrought with aggression. With nothing in common, Melur interprets Xiao Li’s shouts for help as a violent one and she throws mud in self-defence.
Yet they have to work together to save each other when they find themselves trapped in a pit. Alone with a heavy downpour threatening their safety, they have to get over their differences and disagreements in order to survive.
A modern day allegory of race relations in a diverse and multiracial society, watch this thought-provoking tale of finding unity and read the director’s thoughts behind it after!