Ties That Bind (film)

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Ties that Bind
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Directed by Leila Djansi
Written by Leila Djansi
Produced by
  • Theodore Baidoo
  • Winrick KolbeJulia Djansi
CinematographyWes Cardino
Edited byAvril Buekes
Music byThomas Vanoosting
Turning Point Media Productions
Distributed byTurning Point Pictures
Release date
  • December 5, 2011 (2011-12-05)(AFRIFF)
Budget$2,000,000 (estimated) [1]

Ties that Bind is a 2011 drama film directed by Leila Djansi and starring Kimberly Elise, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Ama K. Abebrese. It was filmed in Ghana. It was nominated in 21 categories at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards, and won 9 awards. It received 7 nominations at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards and eventually won the award for the category Achievement in Screenplay. [2] [3]




The film received mostly positive reviews from critics, especially for its acting and directing. Nollywood Reinvented gave it a 79% rating and wrote on the transition of the script "It is one thing to write a story, Any story… anyone can do it… once upon a time… and that is the end of my story. But it’s a whole other ball game to construct a story in which every little detail ties together. A story like this is a story in which the characters need not tell us what to feel, you feel it regardless. The story is really sad, and just when you think it can’t possibly get any sadder. It does! It’s an incredibly easy and quick watch… ". [4]

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