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

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Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp
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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.

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Work of art!
5 October 2018 | by ajl-07002See all my reviews

Fabulous cinematography and animation. Inspiring story.


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Country:

Swaziland | Qatar | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Liyana See more »

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Swaziland

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,160, 14 October 2018

Gross USA:

$44,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,045
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