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Join us as we screen Liyana the Movie on Tuesday, April 10, by local Colorado filmmakers Aaron and Amanda Kopp; Part documentary and part animation, this genre-defying film is a voyage into an African child’s imagination that’s been called pure magic.


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.


LIYANA is a film that gives our young storytellers the stage. We hope the audience will be enchanted by the children’s imaginations in the same way that we are. We believe this film will play a role in deconstructing stereotypes and challenging the prevalent, simplistic narrative of African orphans. LIYANA pays tribute to my childhood in the Kingdom of Swaziland. And at its heart, the film is a meditation on the transformative power of storytelling – an ode to the creative spirit.

*Recommended for Ages 10 & Up

View the trailer here:

Tickets are $12. http://bit.ly/SFSApril10
*You may also call the Breckenridge Creative Arts Ticket Office at 970-547-3100 to buy tickets. Advance seat reservation is highly recommended as space is limited!. Doors open @ 6:30pm, show @ 7pm.

Summit Film Society is presented year-round with support from Kaiser Permanente ColoradoThe Summit Foundation and Colorado Creative Industries.

See you at the movies!