Leila Djansi, an award-winning Ghanaian movie filmmaker, has condemned movie pirates, who she says do not appreciate the effort that goes into making a movie.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Leila said people who pirate movie should be ashamed of themselves because producers sacrifice a lot to come up with those movies.
Using herself as an example, the 'Sinking Sands' director said she spent the whole of Tuesday transferring movie files from Ghana to the US due to bad internet.
Leila said she spent the entire weekend shooting and even had to travel to Togo with a one-year-old child to shoot.
"After all this, someone will comfortably take a flash drive (pen drive) and copy a pirated version and feel good about it.
If you dabble in pirated films, be very ashamed of yourself," she said.
Leila has been an unrelenting critic of movie pirates.
In 2012, the 34-year-old tweeted that piracy hurts.
Leila's work and contribution to the Ghana film industry has been recognized by UNiFEM Ghana, The African Women Development Fund, The Ghana Musicians Association and other social issue minded communities.