Leila Djansi’s ‘Like Cotton Twines’ Returns On Netflix

Leila Djansi

Savannah Film Festival best narrative feature winner, Like Cotton Twines which stars Insecure hunk Jay Ellis and LA film festival Episodic Best Audience award winner 40 and Single arrive on Netflix on November 16 and 11 respectively.

The streaming giant continues to expand its presence in Africa by acquiring more content.

Like Cotton Twines which is on its second Netflix run having streamed on the network between 2016 and 2018 tells the story of an American volunteer teaching at a remote school in Africa who tries to save one of his young students from a religious custom in which she will be offered as a slave to the gods.

Starring Leon Robinson, Vanessa Williams, and a host of Ghanaian stars including Joselyn Dumas, Luckie Lawson, Naa Ashorkor and Rama Brew.

40 and Single is an invitation into the tumultuous life of Ebaner Temple, a bi-racial, bi-sexual, single, bridal fashion designer, as she maneuvers life in the African city of Accra, Ghana, where race and colourism have significant colonial roots.

Both creative works are directed by Leila Djansi, award winning Ghanaian born film director based in the USA.

Leila is currently one of the best directors around. She gained prominence in Ghana with her 2010 debut feature, I Sing of a Well which was nominated for 11 African Movie Academy Awards and winning three awards including Best Sound, Best Costume and the Jury Special Award for Over-All Best Film. She is also known for films such as Sinking Sands (2011) which got actress Ama K Abebrese to win Best Actress Award at the AMAAs. The others include Ties That Bind, and Northern Affair.