فيلم Liyana

Liyana

Liyana is a movie starring Gcina Mhlophe. Five children in Swaziland dive into their imaginations to create an original African tale about a girl on a dangerous quest.

Running Time
1 hours 17 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Animation
Director
Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp
Actors
Gcina Mhlophe
Country
Qatar, USA, Swaziland
Year
2017
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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.

Comments about documentary «Liyana» (22)

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Kevin Banks

I found this documentary on Netflix, so I decided to watch it. I was very surprised, it was extremely well done. I really enjoyed the way it captured the subject matter, what it's like to be on a women's prison watch list, what you can do to change the list and how you can go about that. I also found it interesting to learn about the other prison watch lists that are out there, but I was most interested in the men's prison watch lists, which I didn't know much about. Overall, I liked the documentary, it was very well done. This was an important documentary that deserves to be seen.

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Christina

This is a pretty good film for anyone with some knowledge about HIV and AIDS. I have no idea what the hell the guy was doing, but I found this one to be a pretty great way to start out your week. You will need a few quick terms to know before going into this, so you can follow along. If you are new to HIV and AIDS, the films is a good start. It's not too graphic, and it doesn't make it sound like a horror movie. It's more like a documentary on the virus and it's effects. I was surprised to see how many people in the audience were aware of the AIDS virus. The majority of people in this film didn't even know that there was HIV in the air, let alone AIDS. I would say that this film is a must see. If you want to know more, it's best to just watch it and read up on it. This movie doesn't really explain everything, so it's good to just have a general idea of what you are about to see. There are some scenes that are kind of scary, but not really. If you see it and you are not really scared, you have probably missed something.

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Edward

The first 15 minutes of 'Liyana' is a bit slow, but when the third 'big' music video hits, you'll be begging for more. They had a few key problems with the sound in the first few scenes, but I think they managed to get that fixed. The problem with the music is, unfortunately, that the shots aren't a nice 'cinema camera' type of shot, it's all shaky and shaky, and you can't tell what the shots are supposed to be. For the first 2/3 of the film, the movie is pretty much pure excitement, but as the video comes around for the final 15 minutes, things get pretty boring, and the video itself is quite slow. But then again, there are some very good things here. The acting is very good, the direction is brilliant, and the sound is awesome, really helping to create the mood. The editing is superb, and the movie just overall is a lot of fun. The soundtrack is one of the best I've heard, and I also really like the cinematography. The story is really good, and the movie is very well made, and there are some interesting things that happened that made me think about the film for a bit, such as the language in the beginning of the film and the fact that he was in one of the groups that spoke French, which makes me think about how different languages can affect people's language skills. Overall, I'd definitely recommend seeing this film, and if you do, I'd definitely give it an 8/10.

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Roger Henry

I am in the process of writing a blog post on this film, and I will probably make a second post to explain my opinion. It is really difficult to explain why this film was so successful and it is very hard to explain what the film was about. As a child I really loved this film and as an adult it still makes me laugh. I feel like the best part of the film is when it is talking about the home movies they made of their family. They made it look like they were real people and so many of them made you feel like you were watching your real family. This is one of the reasons I love this film so much. This is what makes this film so good. I felt like this film captured the essence of family and I also really enjoyed the emotional side of the film. I know many people will hate this film but I think it is a very important film and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Randy

Films that show us the aftermath of nuclear attacks are very hard to make and one of the most difficult aspects of this type of documentary is making it seem like the Hiroshima and Nagasaki of the world is the setting. Luckily, Svali's film does a marvelous job at this and provides a completely different and realistic view of the aftermath of a nuclear attack than the one that is usually presented. The video clips of various people being interviewed and interviewed by others in their hundreds of years of lives are spectacularly realistic, showing the tragedy of nuclear weapons, but also the joy of people being reunited with their loved ones after the nuclear attack. I am not a person who has ever been in Japan or in Hiroshima or Nagasaki, but this film made me feel like I was there. The film focuses on several people who were around during the attack and interviews them at various times. One interviewee was Kiyoshi Oshima who served as the commandant of the hospital that was created in Hiroshima to help the surviving civilians survive the attack and the film shows him talking about how he felt about the nuclear attack, the devastation that followed, the citizens of Japan and even the Americans who weren't there. The film also shows various photos and documentaries from the 70s and 80s which show the Japanese people celebrating after the attack and how they felt about it. Svali's film is a great example of how documentaries can be more than just a collection of facts and footage. I give it a 9 out of 10.

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Jennifer Howard

I am a huge fan of the band Queens of the Stone Age and I have heard their music many times. This movie was a real treat to listen to. I found it to be a very funny film. I also liked the music. The movie is about a mother and her daughter who travel to Alaska to visit their father and brother. In the process, they meet the characters from their childhood. This movie is definitely not a typical teen comedy. It is not at all, but it is very funny and educational for teens. The two stars are really funny. I also liked the music in this film. I highly recommend this film to all teens.

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Danielle

I saw this movie at a pre-screening, and was really excited to see this film. I loved the music, I loved the pictures, I loved the stories. I loved the story of "La Vie En Rose". But I loved the movie itself, because the visuals were so incredibly beautiful. It was really breathtaking to watch the way the sun moved across the sky. It was so powerful, and the soundtrack was just amazing. I really loved this movie, and I really hope people get a chance to see it. You should definitely see this film. It is a good movie, and I think you'll be surprised.

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Roger F.

This is a film about the "love jihad" phenomenon in Saudi Arabia. It was shot in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and follows the lives of the female subjects, in particular, the two sisters. It is both a documentary and a depiction of how some young women in Saudi Arabia are struggling to fit in with the conservative values of the society. The documentary is presented in a simple fashion and takes place almost entirely in Saudi Arabia. The documentary is divided into three parts, each of which is about ten minutes long. Part one covers the younger sisters, who are not very successful in their career and do not have many friends. It is also interesting to see how they can sometimes feel excluded from the society. Part two looks at the older sisters, who are active in their families and live in an environment that is far from their father's expectations. The film explores the importance of making friends in this environment, and it does a good job of showing the sister's personal struggles. Part three looks at the rest of the sisters, who are either still married or working and who have either been divorced or have not remarried. Part three is also the most difficult to watch. It is an emotional film. In many ways, the sisters are not doing well financially and in their relationships. It is also very difficult to watch how many of them suffer from eating disorders, mental illness, and anorexia. The film ends with a discussion of the social repercussions of "love jihad." While this film does a good job of capturing the dynamics of this phenomenon, it is not the most well-made documentary I have ever seen.

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Jesse Stewart

We recently witnessed the British director Danny Boyle's new film "The Beach" and I was quite excited to see that he had taken the opportunity to bring a documentary to the big screen. I was in for a surprise. "The Beach" is more of a documentary than it is a documentary. It's not a real documentary in the sense that it's not based on actual facts and is made for entertainment purposes. "The Beach" is just a cinematic piece about the great energy of the beach culture of Southern California, and the different people and cultures that it brings together. This film was made for the cultural differences between the three countries and the three different time periods of the film, so the ending was very specific to this film. The documentary style works very well, and it gives the film an air of authenticity and gives it a new dimension. There are a lot of personal stories told through the film that make the viewer feel like they are actually there. There is also a lot of fun to be had with the film. The one thing that was very important to me in this film was that the filmmaking was the only thing that I really enjoyed about it. It was filmed and edited very well. There is a lot of drama in this film, but it is not the drama that was told through the documentary style. The dramatic moments were very well done. The artistic style in the film is very well done, and is probably the main part that makes this film the great piece that it is. There is also some great music to be found in this film. It is something that I personally loved about the film. It is very eclectic and has a wide range of music to fit the situation in which the film is set. It is a very unique film that you will want to see. The actors were very well chosen and they did an outstanding job. I especially enjoyed the performance of Jim Sturgess and the performance of Tilda Swinton. They both brought their characters to life. They were very good at expressing emotion. "The Beach" is a film that is a must see for anyone interested in the beach culture. It is a very interesting film that is very entertaining and has a lot of meaning behind it. The documentary style is very well done and is a great way to tell a story. "The Beach" is an interesting documentary style that is really enjoyable. If you enjoy the documentary style of film, then this film is a film that you should definitely see. I highly recommend that you see this film, as it is a great film.

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Gary R.

I don't think I've seen a more obvious movie with such a strong message. I was a bit hesitant to see it, but I was pleasantly surprised. The story itself was very impressive. There were many moments that seemed a bit unreal, but this is not a point of this movie. It's a movie about a very important issue, the so called "war on drugs". The movie tries to bring out the best and worst sides of this issue, and this gives the viewer a chance to actually become part of the story. I really enjoyed this movie, and I think that even if you don't believe that drugs are a bad thing, you can still understand and understand the situation. It really shows how even small things can affect your life, and it also shows that a drug addict can still live a normal life. This movie really put the topic into perspective. The director was very good, and he did an excellent job at showing what drugs can do to people, and how their actions can change their lives, and he did a really good job at getting this message across. The only reason that I'm giving this movie a 8/10 is because the movie had some parts where I didn't feel it was 100% accurate, but overall I think it was a good movie. It definitely deserves a 9/10. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a movie that shows the real side of drugs, and the problems that can be caused by them. I think this is a really good movie.

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Kyle

The first documentary about the story of the infamous slave trade. It is narrated by the director, Mireya Sanchez. We learn about the many facets of the trade, from the way it was made, to how it was done, to how it was regulated. We are introduced to the owners, the slaves, the people who bought them, and the people who sold them. We also learn about the laws, how they were enforced, and how the owners were persecuted. We learn how many people were involved in this trade, from the British, to the American, and of course, the Americans. Mireya is the woman who is responsible for bringing to light the facts about the slave trade. She is also the first woman to have her documentary on the slave trade. I recommend this documentary to anyone who is interested in the slave trade and how it was done. This documentary is well done, and we learn a lot about the history of the slave trade, from its origins to the point where it was abolished. It is very interesting and worth seeing. I think it is very important to learn about the slave trade and to learn more about it. It is not just about slavery, but about slavery in general, and that is very important.

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Craig Rivera

This film was only intended to educate the viewers on the causes and implications of child abuse, in general, to help parents understand their child, and how to help them deal with their own child's past. It did not go into specifics of how child abuse affects a person's psyche. For that reason, I would not recommend this film. The effects of child abuse are seen through the eyes of the victim. For example, when a child is sexually abused, he or she may exhibit strange behaviors, such as crying and whining. The child may also become shy and not interact with others, which may be a precursor to more serious emotional problems later on. I was unable to hear any "side" of this film, as it was only meant to educate. If you are a parent who is concerned about the effects of child abuse on a child's psyche, you should definitely watch this film. I highly recommend this film.

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Angela

This is a documentary about the show which my girlfriend and I have been trying to get a copy of for almost a year. I was so excited to watch it, as it would be a true inspiration for my daughter and me. I thought the show was a great way to express the life of the two of us, but the documentary told me the truth. To me, this was not just a documentary, but more of an experience. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. It is the kind of documentary that shows the many different lives that we take for granted, and gives you a good dose of life itself. I highly recommend this documentary to anyone.

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Harold

I'm not sure why some reviewers have been unable to see the point of this documentary. I'm not a big fan of Rifkin and the other reviewers seem to be making the opposite of a statement. This documentary is not about censorship or pushing agendas, but about the "way of the world" in the 1950's, and how it affected the Jewish people. The social atmosphere in the United States was the same, and the effect it had on the world. This documentary was not intended to be a political statement, but rather a look at how different people thought about different things, and how it affected people. I would certainly recommend it to anyone, as it's very well done and very well put together. You'll leave the theater with a great deal of insight on the world and how it was when you were there.

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Victoria Vasquez

I just came out of this movie. I am so impressed with this film. This is the first feature-length documentary I have ever watched. It is a story that has resonated with me from the moment I saw the credits roll. I am grateful for the artists, producers, directors, and editors who have taken on this project. They have done it justice and given us a great look into the life of the many artists that work in the world of music. Without this film, I would have never known that this was a film about a film. I am a songwriter myself, so I am a better person for having seen this film. I thank all of you for your honesty and integrity, and I thank you for sharing your story. I think you all deserve more recognition than this film has received.

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Shirley

I enjoyed this documentary. It is very well-made and seems like a well-thought-out documentary. There are some really smart observations that have been made, and the interviews are interesting to hear. It is a good thing to see such a big company like Netflix turn to grassroots in this way. The only thing I would say is that I felt that they didn't have the right to use one interviewee for all the narration and some of the "spoiler" interviews, and it was disappointing. I will recommend this to anyone, but I think it would be more suitable for children. The commentary is thoughtful, and insightful.

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James Gomez

With its very sharp focus on the workers at the IFC/TIFF-Masters Of Science/Cinema Sud:1/2 (Cinetour) film festival in Cannes, we see the past and present (and future) of the cinema in its most recent and fascinating form, and the ways in which the film world can work to protect and advance the collective dignity of the workers and audiences, who work alongside them every day. Although a solid documentary, it is a very long film, yet it is as if it were a real-time, documentary documentary, by means of a series of interviews (not just one-on-one, as one might expect). The editing is also very effective, and we see a very sharp focus on the facts of the film, which would lead to an incomplete and contradictory end result. We get to know of the workers in a particular industry (or occupation, if you will) and of their work ethic. We also get to know of the workers' personalities, their lives, their desires, their dreams, their fears, and their hopes, and the organization of their work, which is carried out as a simple matter of routine. In one case, we also get to know of a man who was being harassed by his boss because of his job. In another case, we are presented with a carpenter who had the choice of quitting his job because of a lack of work, or staying and losing his dignity. The film covers a huge range of topics, from the exploitation of the workers in some companies to the changing habits of the workers (or lack thereof) in the production process of films, and of the future of the cinema, through the relationship between the workers and the management. Some of the interviews are very interesting, especially the ones conducted by Hillel Ben David, who knows the industry intimately and was able to relate to the work ethic and to the people's feelings. This is a very good documentary, and should be seen by all, regardless of political affiliations. Overall, an excellent and well-executed film.

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Andrea R.

I didn't know that this was based on a true story and also that there is a lot of personal information from her. I had no idea that this was a movie. All I knew was that it was a documentary about an African girl who lives in a community in South Africa. She lives in an orphanage, and is abused by her foster parents and the community. She was an orphan, so she knew nothing about the outside world. She had no teachers or parents to take care of her. All she had was the skin she grew on and that she was loved by everyone. One of the things that really stuck with me is that she is so brave. She is not afraid to fight for her rights, even if it means that she has to take a beating. Her story really touched me, because I know that I have had the same thing happen to me. I was born in a village and didn't know that there was a lot of racism. I thought that I was safe, but this was a different story. It's really sad. One of the things that really bothered me was that they never tried to find out where she was from. She has a very different life to other people who don't have the same circumstances. I think that she deserves a lot more attention, because she is a young girl who is still learning to live. I would definitely recommend this to people, especially because it's so interesting. This is one of those documentaries that I would watch over and over. I really liked the story, because I know that there are a lot of girls like her, so I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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Karen

I was completely surprised by this documentary. I was expecting a depressing and boring documentary, but the documentary surprised me. I felt like a kid in a candy store. This is a documentary that not only makes you feel good, but it also makes you think. And this documentary is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. I was laughing so hard my stomach hurt. The facts that were presented were spot on. The way the documentary was presented was brilliant. You could feel the anger and frustration of the people involved in the documentary, as well as the frustration of the viewers. If you have not seen this documentary, go get it and see for yourself. It is absolutely worth it.

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Evelyn Harper

This documentary takes a look at a group of five boys who were found in a remote area of northern California in 1984. After their mother's death, the five of them turned to stealing to support their habit. The film follows the boy's story and their attempts to solve the mystery surrounding their disappearance. It is a very disturbing, and thought-provoking film. It's hard to believe that children could be so easily taken advantage of. I think that this documentary was quite well done and very enlightening. I think that it could be helpful to many people, because it is very interesting and entertaining. You will find that you are not going to like all the answers that are provided in the film. You will have to decide if the answers that are given are enough to get you to like the film. I think that the answers provided in this film are pretty much correct. I think that there are a lot of things that could have been done better in this film. However, I think that the film is very well done, and it's very interesting. I recommend that people go see this film. I think that it is worth seeing.

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Sarah B.

This film is set in the world of Vodka, not just because it's all in Russian, but also because I find vodka the perfect drinking beverage for this time of the year. In "The Making of a Vodka", we learn about the history and development of vodka, the trials and tribulations of distilling it, the difficulties of distilling it, and how the best vodka of the world, "Russian White" (pronounced 'old Russian') came to be. We learn about the people involved in making it, and we learn that vodka is not just about drinking it, but also about celebrating the Russian Orthodox New Year. This film is well worth watching.

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Christina Cruz

It's a great documentary that has a lot of topics that are not really covered. But it does a good job at telling a story. The story is the Al-Qaida network that has grown to be a worldwide terrorist organization. The documentary is very well done. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the problem.