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Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

01 November 2016

Leila Djansi’s “Like Cotton Twines”: Savannah Film Festival (USA) Best Narrative Feature

Leila Djansi’s “Like Cotton Twines”
Savannah Film Festival (USA)
Best Narrative Feature

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Synopsis

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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