LIYANA

By Aaron KOPP, Amanda KOPP

THE FESTIVAL AGENCY (PARIS) - as FEST

Animation - Completed 2017

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

Festivals
& Awards

Los Angeles Film Festival 2018
Documentary Award
ZagrebDox 2018
Jury Award - Special mention
Heartland Film Festival 2018
Grand Prize
Miami Film Festival 2018
Knight Documentary Achievement Award
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Animation, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWAZILAND, QATAR, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aaron KOPP, Amanda KOPP
    • Producer(s)
    • John CAULKINS, Abigail DISNEY, Davis COOMBE, Sakheni DLAMINI
    • 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.