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Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

February 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Animation still from the film, Liyana

JCSM brings in contemporary filmmakers to meet with students and museum guests for a special screening of their film. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Auditorium seating is limited. Advance registration is encouraged.

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Thursday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m. Liyana Documentary | 1 hr. 16 min.

Touring with the film are directors Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp.

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. Aaron Kopp is an award-winning filmmaker and national Emmy-nominated cinematographer who grew up in the Kingdom of Swaziland. He shot and co-produced the Academy Award-winning documentary about acid attacks in Pakistan, Saving Face. He was cinematographer for the Sundance Audience Award winning The Hunting Ground about sexual assault on college campuses. Amanda Kopp is an award-winning 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. Her photographic work has been published in the UK, US, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Pakistan and Italy.

A young boy from the film, Liyana.


February 8, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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