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LIYANA

LIYANA
Original title LIYANA

Directed by Amanda Kopp, Aaron Kopp

SWAZILAND - 2017 - English - TFA Indies

Themes :
Generalist - ALL, African Cinema & Culture, Animation, Children , Family, Youth, Documentary


Five children in Swaziland dive into their imaginations to create an original African tale about a girl on a dangerous quest.

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TECHNICAL

Time 77 min

CAST & CREW

Directed by Amanda Kopp, Aaron Kopp
Producer Davis Coombe, Sakheni Dlamini, Daniel Junge, Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp
DOP Aaron Kopp
Music Philip Miller
Sound Cody Ball
Editing by Aaron Kopp, Davis Coombe
  • FESTIVALS & AWARDS  (10) keyboard_arrow_down
    London 2017

    MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018

    African Film Festival New York 2018

    Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018

    FESPACO 2018

    Heartland Film Festival
    2017 - won - Grand Prize
    Los Angeles Film Festival
    2017 - won - Grand Jury Award
    Miami Film Festival
    2018 - won - Knight Documentary Achievement Award
    New York International Children's Film Festival
    2018 - won - Grand Prize - Best Feature
    Cinema Eyes Honors
    2019 - nominated - Outstanding Animation
  • PRESS  (5) keyboard_arrow_down
    Los Angeles Times
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    "Review: 'Liyana's' mix of documentary and animation compels"
    The Hollywood Reporter
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    "‘Liyana’: Film Review | LAFF 2017"
    Entertainment Weekly
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    "Get a First Look at the Gorgeous Animated/Documentary Film Liyana"
    Variety
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    "Film Review: ‘Liyana’"
    NPR
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    "The story of Liyana : How 10 Orphans From eSwatini Helped Write A Prize-Winning Movie"

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