LIKE COTTON TWINES 98 min
LIKE COTTON TWINES
Ghana 98 min 2016 Colour English/ Ewe International Premiere GALA
Ghanaian-American filmmaker Leila Djansi began her filmmaking career in Ghana at the age of 19 with the Ghana Film Company. She worked her way to the United States on an Artist Honors Scholarship to study film at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her directorial debut in 2009 netted an unprecedented 11 nominations at the African Academy Awards, winning the special Jury Award for Overall Best Film, as well as the BAFTA/LA Choice Award at the Pan African film.
Micah Brown, an African-American volunteer, takes a teaching job in a remote Ghanaianvillage where he meets Tuigi, a 14-year-old girl who is to become Trokosi; slave to the gods,a practice of religious slavery.Accepting of her fate, Tuigi’s only desire it to be able to write her GED. Locked in a battle between history, church and state, Micah is determined to giveTuigi a life outside tradition.
Cast and Crew
Jay Ellis, Miranda Bailey, Yvonne Okoro, Adjetey Anang
COLOR / BLACK & WHITE
SOUND RECORDING / SOUND DESIGN
PREMIER STATUS AT IFFI GOA
International Premiere GALA