LIYANA releases theatrically on the 10th of October in 25 cities across America. It will make a run in several countries internationally as well in the coming months.
First of all, late news. Liyana won the jury award for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2017. I accepted the award on behalf of the team -
The festival run over the last year has been incredibly inspiring and fulfilling. Over the course of the last year, Liyana picked up over 25 awards including the one above, and notable awards at The New York Children's film festival, Heartland, Denver, Durban, Giffoni, and Miami. I also was lucky to attend the Liyana premiers in Durban, Swaziland, Italy, Denver, Mexico, London, Doha, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Ohio.
That's the dream team below (Amanda+ Aaron+Shof+1 little one) at the very magical Bushfire Music Festival in Swaziland. There are so many anecdotes and photos to share, but I prefer to keep things brief here on the blog. My instagram also has more, and as Liyana's journey into the world progresses, I'll continue to post updates. Thanks to all the wonderful people I've met along the way.