Leila Djansi’s “Like Cotton Twines”
Savannah Film Festival (USA)
Best Narrative Feature
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|Leila Djansi on set|
Micah Brown (Jay Ellis), an American English teacher thought his life in Ghana was going to be serene and self satisfying until he discovers his student, 14 year-old Tuigi is being forced to drop out of school. To atone for her father's crime, she will become a Trokosi – Wife of the gods. A practice of religious sexual slavery. Locked in a battle between church and state, the past and the present, Micah is determined to help Tuigi have a life outside this tradition.
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