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Watch Kimberly Elise In 1st Trailer For Ghanaian Drama "Ties That Bind"

by Tambay A. Obenson
June 8, 2011 10:32 AM
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Here's your first official trailer below at Kimberly Elise in Ghanaian/American director Leila Djansi's Ties That Bind, which reportedly recently completed principal photography (it was shot on location in Ghana, by the way).

Elise stars alongside Nollywood star Omotola Jalade and Ghanaian actress Ama K Abebrese, in what is said to be a multi-million production, which director Leila describes as her biggest project yet.

Ties That Bindtells the story of 3 women from different walks of life, bound together by a similar pain; the loss of a child. In a destined meeting, in a small village, the women journey together to redemption, love, life and forgiveness as they renovate a dilapidated clinic for the villagers.

Also starring are Randal Batinkoff (Kick-Ass) and Ebbe Bassey, who has co-starred in 2 short films for Shadow And Act Filmmaker Challenge winner, Nikyatu Jusu (African Booty Scratcher and Say Grace Before Drowning).

Glad to see Kimberly Elise crossing borders to, in the spirit of Pan Africanism, work on a non-American/African project.

No ETA yet on when we can expect to see this stateside. By the way, MsWOO interviewed director Djansi while at the Cannes Film Festival last month, and if you missed that post, you're encouraged to read it HERE.

Check out the trailer below and get a feel for what the film will look, sound and feel like; and underneath you'll find the official poster:

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  • James Madison | June 9, 2011 5:38 AMReply

    Thanks for the heads up Matt!

    I just saw the trailer on youtube and went to amazon to see if it was available for purchasing or rental, but it was no longer available.

    I will check my local rental place.

    Thanks again!

  • Matt Kolbe | June 8, 2011 12:29 PMReply

    James, then you should watch I sing of a well by the same director, it won her a BAFTA recognition and will be given a special screening at the Atlanta Black Film festival.

  • James Madison | June 8, 2011 11:21 AMReply

    Good to see a merging of talent from the U.S and Ghana.

    Also good to see that a lot of films/talent is coming out of Africa.

    I must say, I do long for stories that are not always about pain and suffering. I do want to see those stories as well, but I also want to see stories that are fun (not comedic) drama, fantasy, thrillers.

    I would love to see films dealing with African myths and folktales.

    All in all, a rich pool of talent is coming out of Africa and can hopefully inspire us over here, and vice versa.

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