Liyana

SCREENING

DATE: May 9
TIME: 7pm

INFORMATION

Director: Amanda Kopp & Aaron Kopp
Writers: Amanda Kopp & Aaron Kopp
Run Time: 77 minutes

SPECIAL GUESTS

A passionate and versatile producer, writer and director, Marc Radomsky has made more than 200 documentary and drama programs for International and local broadcasters, winning nine awards and receiving numerous nominations.

More recently, Gut Revolution achieved the highest ratings in the ABC’s rebranded Catalyst strand. Struggle Street Series 1 (SBS) sparked a controversial media avalanche on the issue of poverty. With over 1.5 million viewers per episode, the series is the highest rating locally commissioned documentary program in the history of SBS.

In “Choosing Exile” (ABC 2002) Marc explored his own personal journey, leaving South Africa to migrate to Australia, winning Best Documentary at the 2003 Kalamata International Film Festival, and “An Australian Idol in Africa” (Channel Ten 2005) profiled the plight of the Child Soldiers in war torn Northern Uganda through the journey of Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian to the region.

Free Film Makers were associate producers of the Oscar nominated biography of Nelson Mandela, producers of the 8 part Channel Four Series ‘ The History of Soweto’ and pioneered the award winning “Ghetto Diaries” series, teaching township youth to use a camera so that they could film their own stories. In “Towards the Spotlight” and True Colour (SABC) Marc followed Grassroots township musicians striving to get their music into the mainstream and explored musical activism in post apartheid South Africa.

We are also looking forward to a performance from the Adult Glee Club, a choir led by Philip de Villiers.

He says: Once a week for an hour, a group of diverse adults come together to sing for many reasons. To unwind, progress, meet others, get away or share a passion

For more information visit adultgleeclub.com.au.

ABOUT

This genre-defying film weaves an original animated hero’s journey with poetic documentary scenes to create an inspiring tale of perseverance. LIYANA is a tribute to creativity, the strength of the human spirit, and the healing power storytelling.

Critically acclaimed, and executive produced by award-winning actress, Thandie Newton, LIYANA has won more than 30 jury and audience awards and screened at more than 100 film festivals around the world including the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival and MoMA’s Doc Fortnight.

TRAILER

SYNOPSIS

Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, five orphaned children from Eswatini collaborate to craft a collective fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovative animated artwork as she embarks on a perilous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. The children’s real and imagined worlds begin to converge, and they must choose what kind of story they will tell – in fiction and in their own lives.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

“GORGEOUS. Unlike any documentary you’ve ever seen before.” Entertainment

“BRILLIANT. POWERFUL. The world desperately needs to see more stories like this.” Shadow and Act

“A lyrical work that’s as bright and captivating as it is poignant.” The Hollywood Reporter

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