Liyana

About the film

A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling.

DIRECTOR

Amanda Kopp & Aaron Kopp

WRITER

Amanda Kopp & Aaron Kopp

CAST

Gcina Mhlophe

Run Time

77 min

Trailer

Film Critics

“GORGEOUS. Unlike any documentary you’ve ever seen before.” Entertainment “BRILLIANT. POWERFUL. The world desperately needs to see more stories like this.” Shadow and Act

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