Ghanaian Born Award Winning Director, Leila Djansi’s Hit Movie “Sinking Sands” Opens in New York City Theaters This Week

Sandra Appiah October 17, 2011

BAFTA/LA recognition recipient, Leila Djansi took African movies to the next level with her groundbreaking movies, I Sing of a Well, Sinking Sands, and most recently Ties that Bind, featuring American actress Kimberly Elise.

For the first time ever, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to watch the award winning film "Sinking Sands'" on the big screen as the movie is scheduled to open at the Cinema Village Theater In New York City for two days:  October 20th at 7pm and October 21st at 5pm.

The film, which has been endorsed by the UNiFEM for its say NO to violence against women campaign stars Jimmy Jean-Louis (Heroes, Phat Girls), Nollywoods Yemi Blaq, and Ama K Abebrese, with cameo appearances by Chris Attoh.

Sinking Sands won Ama K Abebrese the 2011 Best Actress award at the African Movie Academy Awards. The film was nominated in 10 categories, with successful screenings held at the Pan African Film Festival, Film Independent, Festival du Cannes among other prestigious festivals and international screens. Sinking Sands also won Ama K Abebrese the Best Actress in a Leading Role category at the just ended Zimbabwe International Film festival under the theme “Finding Common Ground”.

Sinking Sands tells the story of a couple, Jimah (Jimmy Jean-Louis) and Pabi (Ama K. Abebrese) in a loving marriage which turns into one of violence and abuse when Jimah becomes disfigured in a domestic accident.

Watch trailer below:

Playing in Cinema Village Theater this Thursday, October 20th, at 7pm, and Friday, October 21st, at 5pm.

 

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