Making Ghana Proud: Leila Djansi’s Movie ‘Like Cotton Twines’ Wins An Award At The Riverbend Film Festival

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Like Cotton Twines

Leila Djansi is making Ghana proud with her unique film making skills and we are super proud of her–She’s a super woman who needs to be celebrated. We told you guys about her movie ‘Like Cotton Twines‘ that was premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival sometime in June last year right? Well, guess what, since it’s premiere Leila has not stopped in pushing her movie to show at the various film festivals she gets to attend.

The latest gathers is that, her movie “Like Cotton Twines” has won an award at the Riverbend Film Festival which was held in Goshen, Indiana. The Film festival is a 3 day festival and the date for this year’s edition was April 6th – April 8th, 2017.

Leila Djansi who happens to be one of the guest speakers at the film festival got her movie ‘Like Cotton Twines’ winning in the ‘Best Narrative Feature’ Category and in a post she made on her Instagram account, the film director was in seventh observed.

We won!!!!! #bestnarrativefeature! Riverbend Film Festival #gorbff #goodofgoshen #likecottontwines #womeninfilm #happy @adjeteyanang @mirandambailey @yaayaa_gh

A post shared by Leila Djansi (@leiladjansi) on

Leila’s film ‘Like Cotton Twines‘ tells the story of  Tuigi, a 14-year-old JSS student in a small Ghanaian village who has to become a ‘Trokosi’, a slave to the gods as a punishment to atone for her father’s crime.

Her teacher, Micah Brown, an America volunteer, wades into the fray and in attempt to rescue her from such cruel fate, must exorcise his own demons when he returns to the land where his ancestors were taken from as slaves.
The movie which is now available on Netflix features Jay Ellis (who plays Micah Brown), Yvonne Okoro, Adjetey Annan, Miranda Bailey, David Dontoh, Irene Adotey, Mawuli Semevo, Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu, Aiyanna Johns, Ludwig Mawuli Kalms, Luckei E. Lawson and Aiyanna Johns.
It was directed by Leila Djansi and produced by Leila Djansi, Akofa Djankui, Amanda Marshall, Whitney Valcin and co-produced by Jay Ellis. Dave Harper was the executive producer for this movie.

Leila’s movie ‘Like Cotton Twines‘ also won Best Film at the Savannah Film Festival.
Leila Djansi has also produced and directed award winning films like, Where Children Play, Ties That Bind, I Sing Of A Well, Sinking Sands, and And Then There Was You.



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