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Archived: Liyana (2017)

director: Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp

With: Gcina Mhlophe

duration: 77 minutes
Animated film, Documentary

Gala Premières and special events
Film Fest Gent - Liyana

"A group of children living in the Likhaya Lemphilo Lensha home for orphans are led through a workshop process by author Gcina Mhlophe. Together they dive into their collective imaginations to create Liyana, a brave heroine who undertakes an epic adventure, outsmarting many a dangerous animal and even more dangerous humans along the way. A beautifully crafted, genre-defying exploration of fable as a source of creative healing and strength, 'Liyana' is an inspiring collaborative project where children's courageous voices are given centre stage." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

 "The beautifully crafted film is 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."  (The Hollywood Reporter)  


director: Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp
producer: Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp, Sakheni Dlamini, Davis Coombe, Daniel Junge
Editor: Davis Coombe, Aaron Kopp
Cinematography: Aaron Kopp

production company: Intaba Creative

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch subt.
country: Swaziland - Qatar - United States of America
year: 2017


AARON KOPP: Likhaya (2009, short), Liyana (2017). AMANDA KOPP: Liyana (2017).

Technical Specs

format: DCP


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