Family Program
Liyana

Part of Family Matinees (Oct-Dec)
Saturday, November 17, 11:00 a.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

Dirs. Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp. 2017, 77 mins. Digital projection. A combination documentary about orphaned children in Swaziland and illustrated heroic tale of a fictional young girl named Liyana. This film brings to life a collective story created from the imagination of the children who work with acclaimed storyteller Gcina Mhlophe while also documenting the real lives of the young storytellers. Dealing with challenges of losing their parents, HIV, and violence, these children channel their pain into one heroic girl and her journey to rescue her younger brothers who have been abducted. Grand Prize Feature Winner at the NY International Children's Film Festival. Recommended for ages 10 and up (contains challenging subject matter that may be too mature for younger viewers). View trailer.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with questions regarding online reservations.)

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