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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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Country:

Swaziland | Qatar | USA

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English

Release Date:

10 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Swaziland

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,030, 14 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,870, 14 October 2018
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A unique combination of a compelling documentary with rich illustrations
21 June 2018 | by genevievekirchmanSee all my reviews

This is a movie that is compelling and beautifully done. As a skilled storyteller works with orphaned children that have survived trauma in Swaziland, they create a story of Liyana as the heroine. Her journey matches many of the experiences that the children have already survived and you can almost feel their resilience growing as they create their own ending. The illustrations are beautiful and are interspersed with the documentary part of the film. And all is woven together with some beautiful music.


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