Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, five orphaned children from Swaziland collaborate to craft a collective fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovated animated artwork as she embarks on a perilous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. The childen's real and imagined worlds begin to converge, and they must choose what kind of story they will tell- in fiction and in their own lives. This genre-defying film weaves an original animated hero's journey with poetic documentary scenes to create an inspiring tale of perseverance. Liyana is a tribute to creativity, the strength of the human spirit, and the healing power of storytelling. Directed by Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp. Starring Gcina Mhlophe.
Documentary/Animation- 1 hour and 17 minutes