FACES OF WO/MEN Film Screening: Liyana

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Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00
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As Scheduled
Rangos Giant Cinema, Carnegie Science Center
Contact Person: 
Veronica Dristas
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Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, a group of orphaned children in the Kingdom of Swaziland confront past trauma through the collaborative creation of their own fictional story depicted through vivid animation. Their young heroine, Liyana, must embark on a dangerous quest to save her brothers after their home is violently attacked and her siblings are stolen away. Confronting painful memories, profound insights are revealed as the children shape Liyana’s mythic journey and parallels are drawn between her fate and that of the young storytellers. Named one of the Best Family Movies of the Year by HuffPost, LIYANA is for storytellers of any age. More information and tickets can be found at https://www.cmu.edu/faces/2019/liyana.html.

UCIS Unit: 
Global Studies Center
Other Pitt Sponsors: 
Jewish Studies Program
Pitt Film and Media Studies
Pitt Film Talk
Pitt's German Film Fund
Department of English
Student Office of Sustainability
Non-University Sponsors: 
Several Community Sponsors