Liyana

Screening: Saturday, May 5th, 2018, 1:15pm

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Directed by Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp

Running Time: 77 mins

Synopsis: 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.

“A spirited testament to the power of creativity – not only as a source of strength and joy, but as a way to access buried emotions.” – Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

“A unique hybrid wherein fact is projected through a prism of fiction as both a mechanism to educate outsiders and heal from within.” – Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage

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May 4-10, 2018 at the Music Box Theatre

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