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A group of Swazi orphan children collaborate to tell a story drawn from their collective memories. From their imaginations comes Liyana, a fictional girl who embarks on a journey to rescue her younger twin brothers. Through the character of Liyana the children allow themselves to delve into the dark places in their memories. Guided by anti-apartheid activist and renowned storyteller Gcina Mhlophe and brought to life through beautiful animation by artist Shofela Coker, Liyana refuses to give into bleakness, instead bringing forth a heart-warming tale of perseverance and inner strength from the imaginations of children.
manda Kopp is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer. She was producer and cinematographer for the short film Likhaya, she also filmed for The Hunting Ground. Her feature directorial debut is award-winning Liyana (2017).
Aaron Kopp is an award-winning filmmaker and Emmy-nominated cinematographer. Kopp shot and co-produced the Oscar-winning documentary Saving Face (2012). He was also cinematographer for the film The Hunting Ground. His feature directorial debut is award-winning Liyana (2017).
Aaron Kopp, Davis Coombe
Amanda Kopp, Aaron Kopp, Sakheni Dlamini
Festivals & Awards:
LA Film Festival 2017 – Best Documentary; Durban International Film Festival 2017 – Jury Award for Artistic Bravery; BendFilm Festival 2017 – Audience Award, Jury Prize – Best of Show; BFI London Film Festival 2017; Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2017; Mill Valley Film Festival 2017
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