Liyana

Saturday, August 4, 5:00 PM
Location(s): 

Pearlstein Gallery

URBN Annex

3401 Filbert Street

Philadelphia, PA

Event Type: 
Screening
Producers' Forum

Scribe Video Center and the BlackStar Film Festival are delighted to present Liyana (USA, 2017,116 min) directed by Aaron and Amanda Kopp. 

AARON KOPP IN PERSON

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. Animated by Shofela Coker, an illustrator and art director specializing in comics, digital sculpting, and look development.

Aaron Kopp is an award-winning filmmaker and national Emmy-nominated cinematographer who grew up in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Aaron shot and co-produced the Academy Award-winning documentary about acid attacks in Pakistan, Saving Face. He was also cinematographer for the Sundance Audience Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film, The Hunting Ground, about sexual assault on college campuses. Amanda Kopp is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and artist. She was producer and cinematographer for the short film, Likhaya, which won a Golden Palm, People’s Choice, and Best Documentary awards at international festivals.

Preceded by Healing Words (2014, 8:14) by Imani Ross, as part of Scribe Video Center’s 2014 Documentary History Project for Youth. This short film examines how words can be used as a healing tool of expression for both the writer and the listener.

THIS SCREENING IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL. 

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2152224201
Cost: 
$10 General Admission, $5 Scribe members, Free for children under 12