Directed by Amanda Kopp & Aaron Kopp
  • Swaziland
  • 1hr 32mins
  • 2017



A young girl embarks on a perilous journey to rescue her younger twin brothers in this beautifully animated, evocative tale set in Africa’s Swaziland. Part drama, part documentary, the story in this truly unique film evolves from the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland, a tiny nation with the highest HIV infection rate in the world. Filmmakers Aaron and Amanda Kopp allow the children’s complex stories and accounts to breathe, building into a tale of a resilient heroine whose courage and challenges are not unlike their own.

This film will be preceded by a short film, Possum.

Directed by: Dave Whitehead
Runtime: 16 mins

Set in New Zealand in the 1970's, Possum is a tale of two young brothers who accompany their lumberjack father to a forest campsite. At odds with each other, the two hatch a plan to head into the woods and hunt for a notorious possum named Scar.

Cert: PG

Age Recomendation: 12+

The astonishing spirit of these bright children is captured in this documentary, featuring a compelling narrative animation infused with the stories of their lives.

Sarah Ahern, Fantastic Flix Programmer

Gina Mhlophe

Won Best Film and Best of Show at BendFilm Festival 2017

Post Screening Talk