May 2-7, 2017

Like Cotton Twines, Presented by RLJ Entertainment Inc./Urban Movie Channel


Micah Brown (Jay Ellis) is an African-American volunteer who takes a teaching job in a remote Ghanaian village. There he meets Tuigi, a 14-year-old girl who is to become a slave to the gods through a practice of religious slavery called Trokosi. Locked in a battle between history, church and state, Micah is determined to give Tuigi a life outside tradition.

Suggested Age: 17+

Directors: Leila Djansi

Jay Ellis
Miranda Bailey
Ophelia Dzidzornu
Luckie Lawson
David Dontoh
Mawuli Semevo