Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) International Film Festival presents a special screening of Liyana, an animated documentary film that follows a Swazi girl as she 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.

The screening will also include student speaker LaTasia Greene of The Reel Teens of Pittsburgh.

Tickets available online at and at the door.

About the Film Festival:

Created in 2006, the Carnegie Mellon International “Faces” Film Festival is a project of The Humanities Center at CMU and is dedicated to the late Paul Goodman, a world-renowned filmmaker, psychologist, and CMU professor. The festival mirrors Paul’s dedication to global awareness in his teaching and research, and his desire to bring to light important but often overlooked aspects of diverse individuals through filmmaking.