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Recommended age: 10+

Read Common Sense Media’s Review

This spectacularly beautiful and touching film introduces us to five orphaned African children collaborating on a fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Then, the children’s fictional character, Liyana, comes to life in innovative artwork that tracks her exciting quest to rescue her young twin brothers. Connecting the children’s imagined world with the one they live in, Liyana weaves poetic documentary scenes together with an animated story to create an inspiring tale of perseverance. The film—which dazzles audiences everywhere it’s shown—is a tribute to creativity, the strength of the human spirit, and the healing power of storytelling.

Content Advisory: while sensitively handled, this film deals with challenging family histories and the lingering impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers), $7.50 (children age 13 and under)


Reel Talk with JBFC Kids Film Programmer Emily Ohara follows the screening
Saturday, Feb. 9 2019, 2:30
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