Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp, Liyana (still), 2017. 77 min

Programme 8

Liyana (2017)
Directors: Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp
Documentary | 77 min
English and SiSwati with English subtitles

An animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Eswatini, who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. The journey of their fictional character, a Swazi girl on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers, is interwoven with poetic documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of the transformative power of storytelling