Release Date: 6/2/16; L. A. Film Festival
Running Time: 96 mins.
Director: Leila Djansi
Studio: Turning Point Pictures
Cast: Jay Ellis (Micha Brown), Miranda Bailey (Allison Dean), Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu (Tuigi), Yvonne Okoro (Sarah), David Dontoh (Father Baani), Luckei E. Lawson (Ajovi).
Story: Micah, an American volunteer who takes a teaching job in a remote Ghanaian village, has great expectations for his mother’s homeland. He is enthusiastic and eager to help his students fulfill their potential, especially Tuigi, a bright 13-year-old girl. But Tuigi’s family must atone for a deadly accident committed by her father and, according to religious custom, Tuigi must abandon her education and be offered as a sex slave. Clinging to his Western moral senses, Micah pits himself in a battle against tribal culture and the state. Source: L. A. Film Festival.