"Unlike any documentary you’ve ever seen before”
"A lyrical work that’s as bright and captivating as it is poignant."
"A spirited testament to the power of creativity”
LIYANA was realer than any Disney animation I've ever seen. The world desperately needs to see more stories like this."
"It's a jewel of a project — life changing for the subjects and the audience."
"Speaking broadly, this is exactly what we need in order to better serve our brothers and sisters in Africa, films like this, where we grow together — where we embrace each other's hopelessness, and each other's triumphs — can help unite the world."
"Women Directors Win Big at LA Film Festival."
"A new female-led African myth."
“Liyana is magic of the best kind."
"One of the most special cinematic experiences I’ve had all year."
"An absolute must see."
"One of the great finds of 2017 and probably one of the best films as well."
"Certainly it is one of the best films on the art of stories and storytelling I've ever run across."