As a wild youth, elementary school student Shouya Ishida sought to beat boredom in the cruelest ways. When the deaf Shouko Nishimiya transfers into his class, Shouya and the rest of his class thoughtlessly bully her for fun. However, when her mother notifies the school, he is singled out and blamed for everything done to her. With Shouko transferring out of the school, Shouya is left at the mercy of his classmates. He is heartlessly ostracized all throughout elementary and middle school, while teachers turn a blind eye.
Bullying is an epidemic in our society, both for our children and adult.
This movie portrays the harsh reality that almost everyone is experienced, the truth of how much people wanted to be understood and accepted despite what is lacking on them. It shows the total root of this problem and the miserable effect on it to those who are treated unfairly.
The silent voice gave us the message of second chances to correct what was done wrongly, that there is nothing wrong to admit our faults, to ask forgiveness and move on. We should always be aware of how we are treating other people, to learn to communicate, to listen and encourage self-worth and acceptance.
I know it takes a lot of hard work to be genuine to others, we’ll surely stumble along the way, but I think it wouldn’t be difficult if we steer humanity.
Back then, if we could have heard each other’s voices, anything would have been so much better.