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Filmmaker Leila Djansi regrets campaigning for John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC)



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Filmmaker Leila Djansi says she regrets campaigning for John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to take control of the affairs of Ghana.

Djansi in an interview with Kpekpe Maxwell Justice (KMJ) on Hitz FM disclosed that she had high hopes for the Mahama-led admistration but has been disaapointed by the state of affairs so far.

“I actually have regretted because I had high hopes. I am a leader myself and on set, a lot of things happen that you do not know about and you only find out… its already become a problem,” said the outspoken movie director.

“I do not know whether it’s a John Mahama thing or if it’s the people around him. I do not know what it is but all I know is Ghana eight years ago, is not Ghana today and it’s not a good thing. I think we should be in a better place right now.”

The award-winning filmmaker had in an eralier post this year lashed out at the president for making Ghana hell to live in.

Good morning from John Mahama’s Ghana!! Multiple days without water. Last week we had to call the company head to have taps opened.

I so regret campaigning for NDC although I have no vote in Ghana. I lost friends, someone threatened to burn down my office in Ghana cos I was NDC.

After all the sacrifices made to campaign and have faith in this party, Ghana has been faced with so much incompetence from this team! Even not living in Ghana, you feel the hardship. But they have money to give to a less qualified individual to brand buses.

Buses we brand at no more than 5000ghc per bus were branded for 30,000. That money could have been used to improve the water-flow system in the country.

Beds for hospitals… This is the Ghana you get when selfish people thrive. When they give only to their family members. Clothe themselves in material things so they can be worshiped.

So shameful! And everyone has forgotten that the young woman in question hasn’t returned the money and hasn’t even been prosecuted.

In about a month, Ghanaians will head to the polls to decide if Mahama should stay on as president or ‘make way’ for a Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led presidency, it’s pretty obvious who Djansi wil choose.

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Leila Djansi’s latest movie is ‘Like Cotton Twines‘.

It tells the story of Tuigi, a 14-year-old JSS student in a small Ghanaian village who has to become a ‘Trokosi’, a slave to the gods as a punishment to atone for her father’s crime.

Her teacher, Micah Brown, an America volunteer, wades into the fray and in attempt to rescue her from such cruel fate, must exorcise his own demons when he returns to the land where his ancestors were taken from as slaves.

Jay Ellis (The Game, HBO’s Insecure) plays Micah Brown whilst Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu plays Tuigi.

Yvonne Okoro, David Dontoh, Mawuli Semevo, Luckie Lawson and Adjetey Anang also play various roles in the movie.

“This film is almost akin to a marriage between Africans and African Americans. Our stories are deeply personal experiences that no one can tell to the world better than us. UMC is a foundation on which such stories can rest. I am continuously grateful that I am able to add to its tapestry.” said Djansi.

The movie premiered at the Los Angeles film festival in June 2016. It will be released on DVD in early 2017.


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