12th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2019



Swaziland | 77 | Drama | 2017 | Feature Film (Animation) | English

A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale was born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborated to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character's journey was interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling.


একজন সোয়াজি মেয়ে তার যমজ ভাইকে খোঁজার জন্য নিজের জীবন বাজি রেখে খোঁজ করতে থাকে। এই অ্যানিমেটেড আফ্রিকান রূপকথাটি সোয়াজিল্যান্ডের পাঁচজন এতিম বাচ্চাদের কল্পনা প্রসূত, যারা তাদের অন্ধকারতম স্মৃতি এবং উজ্জ্বলতম স্মৃতিকে একত্রিত করে গল্প বলে। ‘একত্রিত গল্পবলা’র কার্যকলাপের উৎযাপনের জন্য, তাদের কাল্পনিক চরিত্রগুলো কাব্যিক এবং পর্যবেক্ষণীয় প্রামাণিক দৃশ্য দ্বারা খচিত করা হয়।

Mr. Aaron Kopp

Aaron Kopp is an award-winning filmmaker and national Emmy-nominated cinematographer who grew up in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Aaron shot and co-produced the Academy Award-winning documentary about acid attacks in Pakistan, Saving Face. He was also the cinematographer for the Sundance Audience Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film, The Hunting Ground, about sexual assault on college campuses.

Filmography: Turns in the Road (TV Movie documentary, 2017 Liyana (Documentary) 2017 Dime Short (Short) 2015 The Hunting Ground (Documentary) 2014 Living on the Edge of Disaster: Climate's Human Cost (Documentary short) 2012 Saving Face (Documentary short) 2012/I Arise (Documentary) 2010 Del:100 (Documentary short) 2009 Likhaya (Short) 2009 Begin (Short) 2008 Her Life Is My Teacher (Short)

Ms. Amanda Kopp

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. She also filmed for the Sundance 2015 premiered film, The Hunting Ground. Amanda’s photographic work has been published in the UK, US, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Pakistan, and Italy.

Filmography: 2017 Liyana (Documentary) (camera operator) 2015 The Hunting Ground (Documentary) (additional cinematography)

Screening Schedule

  • 3 Mar
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    British Council

    Fuller Road

  • 4 Mar
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Shawkat Osman Hall

    Central Public Library, Shahbag

Credits and Casts

Aaron & Amanda Kopp
Sibusiso, Zweli, Phumlani, Nomcebo, Mkhuleko
Aaron & Amanda Kopp
Davis Coombe & Aaron Kopp
Sakheni Dlamini
Aaron Kopp
Leading Casts
Gcina Mhlophe