Leila Djansi, the award winning movie director will have her latest movie "Like Cotton Twines" screened at the prestigious Los Angeles Film Festival, organized by Film Independent, the brains behind the Spirit Awards.
"Like Cotton Twines" is nominated for the Best World Fiction Film in the World Cinema category.
The film which was shot in Ghana tells the story of Micah Brown, an American volunteer who takes a teaching job in a remote African village where he meets Tuigi, a 13-year old girl who is to become Trokosi, wife to the gods (A practice of religious sexual slavery)
The festival holds from the 1st to the 10th of June 2016 in Los Angeles at the Archlight Cinemas in Culver City and Hollywood. Last week, Leila Djansi’s “Where Children Play” was trending on Netflix and now "Like Cotton Twines" will play on the 2nd of June.
"Like Cotton Twines" stars star actress Yvonne Okoro, star of BET’s The Game Jay Ellis, David Dontoh, Luckie Lawson, Adjetey Anang, Ophelia Dzidzornu and Hollywood executive, actress/producer Miranda Bailey who produced last year’s award winning film Diary of a Teenage Girl.
Filmed on location in Ho, Keta and Saviefe, the film shows the richness of the Ghanaian landscape and immense talent of Ghanaian actors.
This will be the first time a film from Ghana will play at this festival and possibly be selected for the Spirit Awards. Ghana’s Abraham Attah won the Spirit Award for Best Actor last year and it will be an honor if Leila Djansi’s latest work is able to make it that far.