In a secluded village, located in the wooded rural mountains of Taiwan, live three energetic and optimistic young boys. Growing up far from the hustle and bustle of Taipei their lives may appear simple, but their distance from the big city hasn’t secluded them from the hardships of life. Growing up without parents, Wutan (Buya Watan) was raised by his grandmother and elder brother. Despite being a bit of a troublemaker, Watan does everything he can to help support his small family, but there’s only so much a kid can do. Growing up with a loving father, Chen Hao (Watan Silan) enjoys life in his small village. Still, he can’t help but wonder what life might be like, had his parents never divorced. Longing for a mother whose sole connection comes by way of an occasional gift sent from Taipei, Chen Hao can’t understand why she chose to leave him and his father behind. Meanwhile, Lin Shan (Suyan Pito) wonders what life might be like if he lived with parents who could actually get along. With a father who spends much of his time drunk and a mother who has had enough, Lin Shan often finds himself wishing things were different. In an effort to provide the village children with an escape from their troubles at home, Miss Lawa (Esther Huang) starts an afterschool program. Enamored with their pretty teacher and her incredible singing voice, Watan, Chen Hao, and Lin Shan are convinced they’ll be able to find someone in Taipei willing to recognize her talent. Setting out on a journey to do just that, they begin a journey that will change their lives forever. The Official Selection of Taiwan for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and nominated for three Golden Horse Awards, “Hang in there Kids! Lokah Laqi” is a 2016 film directed by Laha Mebow.