Triple-bill For Ghanaian Classics Now On Showmax

three classic Ghanaian films, I Sing Of A Well, Sinking Sands and Ties That Bind, are now available to stream on Showmax in Africa.

Sinking Sands was named one of CNN’s ten ‘Must-see African Movies Of The 21st Century’

Writer/director Leila Djansi won Best Screenplay three years in a row at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for first I Sing Of A Well, then Sinking Sands, then Ties That Bind

Ama K. Abebrese won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress for Sinking Sands and was nominated for Ties That Bind.

Ghanaian writer/director Leila Djansi won Best Screenplay three years in a row at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – for I Sing Of A Well in 2010, Sinking Sands in 2011, and Ties That Bind in 2012. Reviewing Ties That Bind, Indiewire hailed Djansi as an “ambitious filmmaker” who “crafts complex female characters so well” and “doesn’t shy away from female-driven, heavy and poignant themes that elicit intense emotions…”

Sinking Sands

Ama K. Ababrese won the Best Actress AMAA for her role in Sinking Sands. She plays Pabi, who is in a seemingly loving marriage until a domestic accident disfigures her husband Jimah (Jimmy Jean-Louis, aka The Haitian in Heroes). CNN included Sinking Sands as one of ten “Must-see African Movies Of The 21st Century,” with AMAA founder Peace Anyiam-Osigwe writing, “You cannot watch Sinking Sands and not be affected.” Sinking Sands also took home the AMAA for Best Make-up and four Ghana Movie Awards, including Best Picture

Ties That Bind

In Ties That Bind, Ababrese co-stars alongside Time 100 alumni and Nollywood star Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (Last Flight to Abuja) and four-time Image Award winner Kimberley Elise (Diary of a Mad Black Women). They play women from different walks of life bound together by a similar pain: the loss of a child. The three women journey together to redemption, love, life and forgiveness as they renovate a dilapidated village clinic. Indiewire called it “emotionally rich… thought-provoking and engaging.” Ties That Bind also won Best Diaspora Film at San Diego Black Film Festival

I Sing Of A Well

Djansi’s debut feature, I Sing Of A Well, is a period drama about Soraya (Akofa E. Asiedu) and a hunter, Dume (Godwin Kotey), betrothed to each other but threatened by slave raiders, the Mali Empire of Mansa Musa, and the unwanted attention of their prince (JOT Agyeman). I Sing Of A Well won the BAFTA Los Angeles’ 2011 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) Choice Prize, as well as AMAAs for Sound and Costume Design. PAFF founder Ayuko Babu called it “a wonderful piece of cinema… As a people, it represents who we are; where we have been; and where we are going. The film enriches our soul, stimulates our senses, and entertains our audiences with a compelling storyline.”

Published by Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za And IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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