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Liyana ()


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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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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gcina Mhlophe ...
Herself

Directed by

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Aaron Kopp
Amanda Kopp

Produced by

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John Caulkins ... co-executive producer
Davis Coombe ... producer
Abigail Disney ... co-executive producer
Sakheni Dlamini ... producer
Albie Hecht ... executive producer
Daniel Junge ... producer
Aaron Kopp ... producer
Amanda Kopp ... producer
Susan MacLaury ... executive producer
Thandie Newton ... executive producer
Gini Reticker ... co-executive producer
Lisa Schejola Akin ... executive producer

Music by

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Philip Miller

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Aaron Kopp

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Davis Coombe
Aaron Kopp

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Shofela Coker ... (as Kenneth Shofela Coker)
Amanda Kopp

Art Department

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Kevin Aymeric ... background art

Sound Department

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Cody Ball ... sound editor
Matthew Polis ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor

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Aaron Kopp ... camera operator
Amanda Kopp ... camera operator

Animation Department

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Shofela Coker ... character designer (as Kenneth Shofela Coker)
Stefan Nadelman ... animator: opening sequence

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Kara MacLean ... unit publicist
Kevin McLean ... unit publicist

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Liyana (Swaziland)
Runtime
  • 77 min
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