I was among a few selected Ghanaian bloggers who attended the Press Screening of the much anticipated Ghanaian film “Sinking Sands” starring Haitian actor and model; Jimmy Jean-Louis, introducing Ghanaian/British television presenter, producer and actress; Ama K. Abebrese and Nigerian Nollywood star; Yemi Blaq.
|Sinking Sands Film|
It was a well attended screening where members of the mainstream media and other press folks were given the chance to ask questions and comment about the film after viewing for the first time before it goes public soon.
“Sinking Sands” is a psychological drama that dwells on the abuse of women in societies today, and is being told with the intention of creating awareness about the continuous existence of abuse in today's households.
According to the producer; Leila Djansi who also happened to be African Academy Award-nominee, the film tells the story of a nice couple, Jimah (Jimmy Jean-Louis) and Pabi (Ama K. Abebrese) in a lovely marriage which turns into one of violence and abuse when Jimah becomes disfigured in a domestic accident.
|Sinking Sands Director - Leila Djansi|
Leila's comment on domestic abuse and violence against women;
“I don’t believe any man or woman wakes up and decides to be abusive to their spouses. There has to be a reason…a missing link, an emotional disconnect/imbalance, something should have gone wrong somewhere. You must explore to find out where and maybe you can heal the scar; be it emotional or physical.”
On Saturday, November 6; there will a corporate premiere at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons Hall in Accra.
The main premiere, which is scheduled for the National Theater of Ghana on November 13 2010, will be heralded with other activities including seminars and workshops. Stakeholders and up-coming movie companies will be exposed to new trends in film making at a workshop on November 11, 2010. Screening of some African films follows on November 12, 2010 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra.
Other personalities appearing in the film from the Ghanaian movie industry are Chris Attoh, Grace Nortey and Doris Sackitey.