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Leila Djansi’s Like Cotton Twines wins big at Savannah Film Festival


Like Cotton Twines, the film produced by the Ghanaian film producer Leila Djansi got the top prize for the narrative feature at the just ended Savannah Film Festival.

It was shot in Ghana and is a socially provoking drama that revolves around a a teenage girl in JHS who is to become a slave to the gods to atone for her father’s crime.

Leila posted the image of the award on her Facebook page.

She, along with some others in the film industry like Juliet Asante, are helping to bring Ghana onto the world screen when it comes to the film industry.

This year’s edition of the Savannah Film Festival was the nineteenth and it was held from October 22 to 29.

Like Cotton Twines first screened at the twentieth Urbanworld Film Festival in New York.

You can watch its trailer below:

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