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LIKE COTTON TWINES 98 min

LIKE COTTON TWINES

Ghana 98 min 2016 Colour English/ Ewe International Premiere GALA

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Leila Djansi

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.

About Movie

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

DIRECTOR

Leila Djansi

PRODUCER

Akofa Djankui

YEAR

2016

LANGUAGE

English/ Ewe

DURATION

98 min

EDITOR

Ting Yu

Cast

Jay Ellis, Miranda Bailey, Yvonne Okoro, Adjetey Anang

COLOR / BLACK & WHITE

Colour

MUSIC

Clayton Worbeck

SCREENPLAY

Leila Djansi

SOUND RECORDING / SOUND DESIGN

Lucien Palmer

FORMAT

DCP

PREMIER STATUS AT IFFI GOA

International Premiere GALA