Steam 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
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Animation, Documentary
Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp
Gcina Mhlophe
Qatar, Swaziland, USA
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, 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 animation «Liyana» (23)

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Paul A.

It is my job to follow the lives of 3 children and I feel that this film will make a difference to them. This is a film about a girl from a very remote village in the remote Himalayas and it is a story of how her life changed for the better and how she went from a low-caste girl to a respected teacher, the ultimate example of a girl's power. And of course she will continue to give a lesson to other girls in India and the world.

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Henry J.

This documentary is great. It has some of the best footage of people doing their thing, showing their story. Some amazing clips include "The Beat of My Heart" by John Denver, "Let Me Love You" by George Strait, "Love Is All That We Have" by Tom Petty, "If You Love Me" by Miley Cyrus, "Slow, Low" by Miley Cyrus, and "Uptown Funk" by Kip Moore. There are also a few other clips. I liked the music and I thought it was great. It's a wonderful look at the way music is today, as well as the history behind it. I was very impressed by the film. It's a must see.

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Carl Cunningham

I am happy to see the world learn more about the atrocities of the world. Unfortunately, most of the world's population remains ignorant to the suffering of the majority. This documentary was informative and enlightening. I believe that it was well worth the time spent watching it. It is hard to come up with a point of criticism in the film. It is a wonderful film to watch. The voices of those who are in need are perfectly represented in the film. The filmmaker did an excellent job at presenting the views of the people of Central America and the United States. He did a wonderful job of taking a great amount of information and putting it into a simple, beautiful film. If you enjoy documentaries, this is the one to watch.

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Sara P.

I am a keen and active user of the news and commentary media. I've written and commented on news stories, articles, and anything else of interest. I found this documentary on the theme of racism and its effect on people of colour, particularly Asians and African-Americans, particularly disturbing. The world is full of people who are racist to people of other groups. Even if it is unintentional, it can be harmful to people. However, what is actually racist is when people act in a way to exploit or harm the group or individuals they are in the minority of in. The interviewees in this documentary demonstrate that racism is something that affects them, not just the others in the group. It's no coincidence that they all have had their lives affected by racism, or even worse, racism against them. I think it's important that the subject of racism is brought out in a film, not just through a series of statistics, graphs and charts. I don't think the whole world should know that there is a problem with racism, or that we have a problem. However, we all should know that racism affects us all. This film does a great job of showing that racism exists, but it also makes it very clear that it's not just the people of a certain group who are affected by it. I think it is a very important film to present to the public and to the media. People need to be made aware that racism is a problem, and that it's not just an issue of skin colour. If we do this, the media will be in a better position to deal with racism in the future.

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I can't find anything negative to say about this film, it's absolutely brilliant. I thought it was so perfectly timed that I was able to take in everything I was watching without getting bored or distracted. It was a great film, both visually and lyrically. I was so impressed with the way that the film was put together, I would suggest to any one who is considering going to the cinema to watch this film. It was absolutely flawless. The visuals were great, the acting was superb and the plot was beautifully written. I am so happy that I finally got the chance to watch this film and I think that it is absolutely brilliant. I love the fact that it was shown at the Academy Awards and it has to be the best film that I have seen at the Academy Awards so far. It was amazing to see that they went to the effort to make the film look beautiful and I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to see a visually stunning film. I also recommend that anyone who is looking for a great story, a good film or an inspirational film, please check out this film. I was able to sit down and watch this film on a Saturday afternoon and I was able to stay focused throughout the entire film. I hope that this film will be nominated for some awards and that it will win some awards and I will definitely be watching it at the Oscars and be sure to buy the DVD when it's released.

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This movie is absolutely outstanding! No words can express how much I appreciate this movie. It is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It makes you feel like you are right there with the subjects. The people involved in this project are amazingly talented and well-known. They make you feel like you are part of the story. They are not just some random random people, and they do not have a lot of power in the film. This film is very well-made. The people involved are very brave and extremely passionate about what they are doing. I have never seen anything like it. This film is amazing, and it should be made available to everyone.

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Howard Matthews

A must see! This documentary is really interesting and does an excellent job of showing the issues faced by transgender people. The film includes interviews with those involved, and also includes many other transgender people who have spoken out about their experiences. I feel that this film does a very good job of highlighting the importance of health and care. The filmmakers really did a great job of including the opinion of many of the other trans-identified people in the documentary. The film is very informative and is a great way to learn more about transgender issues. I highly recommend this documentary!

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I agree with the previous reviewer's description of how bad this movie is. As others have noted, the imagery is also very over-the-top. But the key to this film's success is the combination of both. In order to make the viewer care about this woman, you have to give them a glimpse of the pain and loneliness she endured. I have to say I was glad I got to see the woman I was drawn to, I also wish I had read the reviews before seeing this film. I agree with those who have commented on the fact that the film is a little too long. I agree that it was long and in parts it was boring. The film could have used a few minutes or two to air out some of the more dramatic parts. However, the film is still worth seeing and one of the few films that I truly enjoyed. Overall, the film is a good depiction of a women's life in Algeria during the civil war. It should be viewed as a cautionary tale about the consequences of war.

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In the first part of the film we have the views of a young girl (Lucy Liu) about her life in Beijing and her own way of living and making her own life. She is born in the modern age, just before the Cultural Revolution, and she has to overcome many things she did not have to deal with as a young girl. One thing that she had to face was that her mother is not very happy about her. She also has to deal with the fact that her father is not very happy about her, because he thinks that her mother is having an affair with another man. What was great about this film was that it shows that you do not need to be in a certain country to be in a certain situation. It shows the difficult life in a small village in China and shows how the Chinese people have to deal with that situation. Also it shows how different people from different countries have to deal with the same problems. This is a really important film for me because it shows how people have to deal with the same problems. Another thing that I liked was that the film had many different perspectives on the same subject, so it is interesting to see the view from different perspectives. It is a really good film that you should see.

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Amy D.

I saw the short film, and the short film was very funny and informative. I wish it would have been longer. I did not understand the ending though. I think that was good. I recommend this film to anyone. It is a must see for anyone interested in history, science, or just having a good laugh. I am a student of the arts and I really enjoyed this film.

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One can't help but be moved by the documentary about the life and death of Yacoub Simsek, a revolutionary born in Tunisia who was an iconic figure of the movement and whose time was ultimately too short. As he was leaving Tunisia, the police forcibly brought him back to his native country where he was tortured and killed by the French colonialists. This documentary in fact is a great film, that leaves you in awe as to the final, violent demise of a revolutionary figure who stood up to oppression. The movie, however, doesn't just look into the person and the life of Yacoub Simsek. The movie also tells the story of his revolutionary comrades who made him their leader, their family and their future. It's a must see movie that will move you and make you laugh at the same time.

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As a short documentary film, "The River", as a companion piece to "Haboob" was one of the best of it's kind, it's style and story-telling skill set and quirky in its way of telling, although I still wasn't sure what to make of the character of Elisabeth Moss. I mean I liked her on "Numb3rs", but I was not the biggest fan of her in "Haboob", I never liked the character in the first place, as a person, and I don't think she was meant to be the main character in this film. I was very impressed with how she portrayed the two characters, and how they fit together, but then again, it's a very peculiar and funny story, so who knows, maybe the two characters will get better with time. It was a very entertaining movie, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who has not seen "Haboob", otherwise it would be a completely different movie.

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Joan F.

Since this documentary is about the former Soviet Union, a big reason why it's a little bit hard to get into is that it is more about the former communist bloc, which is a few decades behind from where we are now. The film is quite sparse and focuses on two men. First, Aleksandr Dugin (who goes by the name of "Dugin") and Boris Yakunin (the Soviet equivalent of "Zucker") are both associated with the Communist Party. For that reason, it's not really an option to talk about their political views or ideology, because they don't speak Russian. The second man, Semyon Berezin, is associated with the Conservative Party of Vladimir Putin. And his opinions are, well, quite different. The documentary itself is pretty sparse, which could be a good thing, but for the kind of documentary that is made, it could have been much more. One example of how the documentary gets better is the part with Tarkovsky and the talk of the author. It's a very interesting and revealing discussion of Tarkovsky and the world of cinema and film. There is also a great interview with Arseniy Zaitsev, who is a very well known director, and his reaction to the documentary. Zaitsev is a much better interviewer and a very interesting man. Another interesting thing is the movie that this documentary is based on. It is a little bit of a sad film, but it's not exactly an anti-war film. The reason for that is because of the theme of the documentary, which is the war in Chechnya. And it is a very strong subject. In that aspect, this documentary could have been much more powerful. It's more about the politics of the former Soviet Union than about the war in Chechnya. Still, it's a great documentary that deserves to be seen. It's a good intro to Russia, but not for everyone.

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Jessica Stone

The story of a young Lebanese girl who was sold by her family as a prostitute for the Arab high society. As a result, she lost her family and her lover. This documentary gives you an idea of the state of prostitution in the Arab world. I was a little bit disappointed with the length of the movie. I would have preferred a shorter version to get a better understanding of the different aspects of prostitution. The subtitles were decent but the images were not so clear. The main actors were very good. But the theme of the story had a lot of gaps and could have been more focused. I would recommend this film to those who are interested in the history of prostitution in the Arab world.

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Beverly C.

I saw this on a plane and I was quite impressed. The fact that it was made by four different people from different cultures made it all the more interesting. However, it was somewhat interesting to see the effects of colonialism on those of the people who were living there at the time. My favorite part was when people said they wanted to leave, yet their homes were not being destroyed. I felt this was a great point to make. If you're interested in these topics and want to learn more about it, I suggest you go to YouTube and look for these interviews. They're good.

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Kosovo. The story of a young woman who lived through the war in the 1990's. It was difficult to watch as the story of the woman is a very personal one. Her family is gone, her husband has left her. There are many questions she is asking about the war, the war itself. The film was interesting to see the woman in her last years. It is a very moving film. It is sad to see her go from the age of 16 to 18 in the film. The film is full of personal views and stories about the war, but it is also very accurate in showing how the war affected the entire society. I personally think the movie was very important to help the people of Kosovo and the world understand the war and the problems that are still with the society. The movie did an excellent job of showing the impact the war had on the people of Kosovo.

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Karen D.

I am very much against the promotion of any religion. I think that's the best way to unite the people and make them understand each other better. The last thing I want to say is that I was very happy to see the documentary. I'm glad it was able to reach the people. It's a good thing for everyone. I think that the documentary is going to help the people. The people are very important to this country. They should be united. The documentary is very helpful to the people. Thank you very much for giving this movie to the people. It's very important. I'm glad the people like it. I hope everyone will watch it. Thank you very much.

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Ann W.

This is a very touching documentary about a very special woman and the impact she had on the lives of millions of people around the world. Lila Yaghi is the first woman to have a uterus transplant, and has given hope to countless women who have had their own uterus transplants. The film is shot by a group of women who are her friends and the doctor who performs the transplant. This film is extremely touching, it is filled with interviews and you can feel the emotional impact of the women in the documentary. The women themselves are very emotional and it is a really powerful documentary. It is amazing how the film was shot and the way the women all came together to make this film. I highly recommend this film, it is a must see. It will make you feel for the woman who had the uterus transplant and the woman who is waiting to have the transplant. This is a really powerful documentary. I would highly recommend it.

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This is a very well made documentary about the life of the artist Liyana, who is shown in the context of the Armenian Genocide, the Great Patriotic War, the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide, and the aftermath of World War I. The film starts with her childhood, as her parents were killed, her parents took her to be educated, and then, after the Armenian Genocide, she was sent to live in a small village in the countryside. The film shows her life in the village and how she became a painter, with her father dying in the village. The documentary is very informative, and very well made, it is very interesting and gives a good insight to the life of Liyana, and her family and friends. The documentary ends with her death, but it is not a happy ending, it is sad because of the loss of her parents and her family. Overall, the documentary is very informative and very well made. I recommend it.

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Sandra K.

If you're looking for a good documentary, and you're not looking for the latest Oscar-bait, this might be the documentary for you. With documentaries that are no longer as cutting edge, or edgy, but still take a creative approach, this documentary is definitely one to watch.

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Lori Henry

I had not heard of a movie called The White Ribbon before I saw this, so I thought it was a movie about how the world is becoming more violent, and how we need to stop. But, this is a movie that shows how we as humans are ruining the planet, by having all the products we make come from a third world country. We are destroying our own ecosystems, and creating more harm to our planet. And I was surprised that most of the movies I've seen have focused on the environment, and how we are destroying the environment. This movie shows how our way of living is destroying the environment, and we need to stop. This movie is not a documentary, it is not a documentary that's trying to tell you how to live your life, it is a movie that shows the consequences of our way of living, and shows how we are destroying our environment, by not only trying to get rid of everything that we can find, but also by having our products come from third world countries. It's an important movie to watch, and I really recommend you to watch it. 7/10

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I really wanted to like this documentary about how the Soviet Union built its largest iron ore mine in the world. And it's an interesting story that I would love to see in a documentary. However, I'm afraid that the film isn't very enlightening. I've always liked this guy called Geoffrey Freedman who is a filmmaker who did a documentary on World War II. This film is called "No Good Deed" and he spent quite a bit of time in the Soviet Union working on the mine. The documentary starts off a bit slow but I found it quite interesting. I just thought the only interesting thing about this film was the fact that they spent so much time in the Soviet Union. The film has some good photography and it's well-edited and well-made. However, I just thought that I didn't really get a good sense of what they were doing. This documentary is still good, but I don't think it's a great documentary. It's interesting and I think it's a good starting point but I still think that the film is missing something.

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Martha H.

I just watched this movie and it was very interesting. It is a story of a teenager who was adopted by her uncle and when he dies she goes on to work in a factory. She is not happy with the conditions of the work and she wants to leave. This movie also is about the way in which society deals with the death of a loved one. The film is very well done and the story is well done. The director gives it a very different perspective on the subject matter. It shows the life of a young girl and her search for a better life.