Like Cotton Twines
Director: Leila Djansi
Producers: Akofa Djankui, Amanda Marshall, Whitney Valcin, Dave Harper, Leila Djansi
Writer: Leila Djansi
Cast: Jay Ellis, Ophelia Dzidzornu, Miranda Bailey, Yvonne Okoro, Luckie Lawson, David Dontoh
Micah, an American volunteer who takes a teaching job in a remote Ghanaian village, has great expectations for his mother’s homeland. He is enthusiastic and eager to help his students fulfill their potential, especially Tuigi, a bright 13-year-old girl. But Tuigi’s family must atone for a deadly accident committed by her father and, according to religious custom, Tuigi must abandon her education and be offered as a sex slave. Clinging to his Western moral senses, Micah pits himself in a battle against tribal culture and the state.
Preceded by the short film “Balcony”
Director: Toby Fell-Holden
Producers: Vaughan Sivell, Ali Mansuri, Tom Kimberley
Writer: Toby Fell-Holden
Cast: Charlotte Beaumont, Genevieve Dunne
In a neighbourhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent arrival.