‘Like Cotton Twines,‘ a movie directed by Leila Djansi can be viewed by subscribers of Streaming service, Netflix.
Produced by Djansi’s Turning Point Pictures, it tells the story of Tuigi, a 14-year-old JSS student in a small Ghanaian village who has to become a ‘Trokosi’, a slave to the gods as a punishment to atone for her father’s crime.
Her teacher, Micah Brown, an America volunteer, wades into the fray and in attempt to rescue her from such cruel fate, must exorcise his own demons when he returns to the land where his ancestors were taken from as slaves.
Jay Ellis (The Game, HBO’s Insecure) plays Micah Brown whilst Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu plays Tuigi.
Yvonne Okoro, David Dontoh, Mawuli Semevo, Luckie Lawson and Adjetey Anang also play various roles in the movie.
The movie premiered at the Los Angeles film festival in June 2016, and won Best Picture at the 2016 Ghana Movie Awards.
Watch trailer of the movie below.