|Ties that Bind|
|Directed by||Leila Djansi|
|Written by||Leila Djansi|
|Music by||Thomas Vanoosting|
|Edited by||Avril Buekes|
Turning Point Media Productions
|Distributed by||Turning Point Pictures|
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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… ".
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