Liyana

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sun, Apr 15, 2018 4:50 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Wed, Apr 18, 2018 7:10 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Sat, Apr 28, 2018 2:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Images of Africa
Women & Film
Documentary
Tags:Animation
Advocacy
Coming-of-Age
Culture & Society
Drama
Documentary
Fantasy
Human Rights
Social Justice
Women Directors
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2017
Runtime:77 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Documentary - LA Film Festival 2017
Artistic Bravery Award - Durban International Film Festival 2017
Country/Region:Swaziland
USA
Qatar
Language:English
Siswati
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Intaba Creative
Cast/Crew
Director:Aaron Kopp
Amanda Kopp
Producer:Thandie Newton
Sakheni Dlamini
Daniel Junge
Davis Coombe
Cinematographer:Aaron Kopp
Screenwriter:Zweli
Sibusiso
Phumlani
Mkhuleko
Nomcebo
Gcina Mhlophe
Editor:Aaron Kopp
Davis Coombe
Composer:Philip Miller

Description

Tickets to Rochester screenings will be sold at the door.

An animated epic crafted from the young voices of Swaziland, Liyana tells the story of a brave girl who must race against time and distance to rescue her twin brothers. An ambitious work of cinema, Liyana utilizes vibrant animation and documentary footage to bring our heroine’s quest to life, unfolding like a breathtaking picture book. From the minds of a group of orphans in Swaziland, assisted by South African storyteller Gcina Mholphe and visual artist Shofela Coker, Liyana and her story are born.

A film by married duo Aaron and Amanda Kopp, Liyana has garnered numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the LA Film Festival and the award for Artistic Bravery at the Durban International Film Festival.

Director Biography

Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp Husband-and-wife filmmakers Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp are making their feature-film debut with their latest project, Liyana. Along with filmmaking, Aaron is an Emmy-nominated cinematographer while Amanda is an accomplished photographer whose work has been shown throughout the globe, including in the UK, US, Germany and Italy.



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