Liyana | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Liyana

Rated NR 77 min. 2018

Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, five orphanedchildren from Swaziland collaborate to craft an original fairytale drawn from their darkestmemories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovativeanimated artwork as she embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. Thechildren's real and imagined worlds begin to converge, and they must choose what kind of storythey will tell - in fiction and in their own lives. This inspiring tale of perseverance is a tribute tocreativity, the strength of the human spirit, and the healing power storytelling.

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Official Site: www.liyanathemovie.com

Director: Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp

Cast: Gcina Mhlophe

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