“Like Cotton Twines” by Leila Djansi

“Like Cotton Twines” by Leila Djansi

Nothing is so fulfilling like a great movie, than can ignite your soul from within. This is a great piece of work from Ghanaian based American filmmaker and director Leila Djansi. A master piece to be precise.

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 (Ophelia Dzidzornu) 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.

By Antwi Odrey

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