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Sinking Sands

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  1. Beautiful_Soul

    Beautiful_Soul I'm in my Own Group!

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    Starring Jimmy Jean Louis, Ama K Abrese, Yemi Blaq and directed by Leila Djansi.

    9/10

    Great movie!

    Tragedy strikes for happily married newlyweds Pabi and Jimah when a domestic accident involving hot oil leaves his face horrifically disfigured with second degree burns. Jimah struggles to accept that he is irrevocably scarred and the devoted loving husband that she once knew is emerges angry and abusive monster, seemingly intent on driving her away.

    The love scenes were wonderful. Alaba market producers take note! This is how a love scene should look look. Leila Djansi can show more skin than a typical nollywood movie and it still doesnt look smutty and cringeworthy, no grunting and the likes of Jim Iyke calling some poor sod a bitch, no brazillian hair stuck to a pancaked sweaty face, no ashy skin close ups, just glistening skin and two people showing love. The love scenes were perfectly shot. There was even a simulated oral sex scene and again very tastefully done.
    I loved that true african beauty was showcased. Flawless deep dark brown skin and hair untouched by creamy crack and brazilian disaster. It truly was a sight to behold. NO bleach. Omg was like a complete Nollywood rarity. Ghana was showcased marvelouslly too with the flag flown high, ankara proudly worn and cultural references throughout.

    Read the rest here:
    Sinking Sands | Nollywood Forever Movie Reviews
     
  2. kaymax

    kaymax Well-Known Member

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    Where can I get this 'flick', I mean this movie, please? 10q
     
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    Am an authorized dealer/marketer for them. Paypal your $10 (cost plus shipping and handling) to adamazievents@gmail.com. PING me via pm with your name and shipping address.
     
  4. Beautiful_Soul

    Beautiful_Soul I'm in my Own Group!

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    It will also be on iroko tv tomorrow but you gotta pay $5 a month.
     
  5. kaymax

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    I'm already a paying member for Iroko so I will try there first. Will the other movie be there as well, the one with Genevieve?
     
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    Thanks chica, I will check it out on Iroko first. If I like it then I will order for my collection. Can you get your hands of 'Keeping Faith"? I loaned mine out and can't get it back.
     
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    ok and your welcome
     
  8. Beautiful_Soul

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    They haven't publicised that one but if so probably not until the UK première next month is out of the way.
     
  9. Angela81

    Angela81 Well-Known Member

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    B.Soul, I saw you attack the director on twitter today. nne, that was not fair. obviously she didn't want to get into it with you. i don't thnk she's denying that the movie is a Ghana film. but my sister, on this side, any from africa has stigma coming with it. even half of a yellow sun producer said the film is an International film. if you want to go by who is from where, then the film is not even a ghana film. Ama is british, yemi is nigeria and leila said in an interview she was born and raised in india.
    in my humble opinion, you could have asked her nicely to explain to you why she wants the movie called an international film, not accuse her of denying the film a ghana name. that was a bit much the way you went about it. it is common knowledge among filmmakers how you call your film matters alot. there are some filmmakers who will hate you if you call their film "black film". because black film is a code name for ghetto film. who said racism is over?

    maybe the interview she granted here will explain to you. http://www.naijarules.com/vb/ghanai...g/40542-filmmaker-leila-djansi-ties-bind.html

    personally, I think she has had enough of Ghana. she sounds so bitter anytime she comments on anything Ghana. because of her tribe, she has a though time being accepted along with shirley who is from the ashanti tribe, also she has piracy wahala she can't keep quiet about.

    my two kobo that.
     
  10. Beautiful_Soul

    Beautiful_Soul I'm in my Own Group!

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    I do not think it was attack at all and I do not think she saw it as an attack either, as we the conversation came to a civil end and I explained that I understood where she was coming from although I still think people are going to call it a Ghanaian film so her tweeting everyone that refers to it as a Ghanaian movie to tell them to stop calling that is wrong (which is how the convo started)
     
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    So, Leila was actually born & raised in India? wow! now that's news. Some things just makes you go: hmmmnnnn.
     
  12. Angela81

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    leila Djansi does not tweet much unless she is chasing pirates. she tweeted that only once to iroko tv and later tweeted no worry when iroko explained they called it ghana movie based on the setting.
    and even if she tweeted to everyone, it is not wrong. the movie is her baby and its her right to protect. as a filmmaker, I get it.

    anyway sha.
     
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    I can see where ms. Djansi is coming from...where she doesn't want to be categorized with the other movies coming out of Ghana or Nollywood...but her movie Sinking Sands is clearly a better grade than most African movies. She should let the movie speak for itself...I would call Sinking Sands a Ghanaian movie but I would also let people know that it's better than the average African movies people are used to. With Djansi trying to force the audience on how to categorize her movie just makes her seem snobbish. There are only a few movies that are categorized as international these days..cept you are making a movie like James Bond.where you are shooting all over the globe..most movies are categorized by where they were made....
     
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    that makes slumdog millionaire an indian film. we know its not. a films origin is actually determined by its financing and the country its registered in. I understand what you're saying though.

    i think Ms Djansi is very angry with Ghanaians. last week she said on facebook all she has ever recieved in Ghana is abuse and sarbotage, and for that she will also start abusing them. that made me sad. but I had to me admit, the girl has not had it easy. there is even an article online that says she's the ugliest in the film industry. Ghanaians can drive one to suicide. like they just did their president. what she is doing is disassociating herself, not being snobbish.
     
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    I know people who have categorized Slum Dog as an Indian movie even though it was created by Westerners, I have done this a few times myself. John Woo, director of Faceoff and Broken Arrow...the earlier movies he made were made in Hong and those movies would be categorized as as Hong kong movies...later in his career he made Hollywood movies..who knows, maybe one day Djansi will be making Hollywood films but she shouldn't get hung up by what people categorizes her movie as...she can distinguish her movies by making better quality films than the rest of the pack..
     
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    I just feel like if she would like to disassociate herself with Ghana and never shoot there again and the rest of it, then she should just do it and stop shouting it from the rooftops. What does it achieve, except for to make her look bad. the average person is still going to call it a Ghanaian film.

    I have never heard her being called ugly but I'm sure others in the industry have had it much worse. Even the beautiful Genevieve has been called all sorts of names online. We don't see her slagging off Nigerians at every given opportunity.
     
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    Which is precisely what it ought to be. A work of art speaks for itself and fits into its own niche, whether you like it or not. Tell me how much luck all those black movies have had fighting the "black movies" stereotype.
    Who are the "we" here? We need to be clear. Most viewers you will ask will tell you its a good indian movie, period. How many people care about the source of its funding? The movie is comfortable being called an "indian film" and it has proudly raised its head above the class. Instead of Sinking Sands wasting energy trying to dictate to its viewers (who really could care less since they don't bother to process thoughts like this consciously) how it should be classified, can it just take time to savour the pleasure of being the Ghanaian movie to run to? All DJansi has to do is stop adopting themes, locations and characters all Ghanaian and she will be called something else. Is Mississipi Masala going to say it isn't an Indian film?
    Good point BS.
     
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    Just saw the movie this AM, good stuff. Won't go into details as others will be seeing the movie. I highly recommend.
     
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    for earths sake, lets have some objectivity here people. Are you saying if any of the filmmakers of slumdog millionaire is being interviewed and the movie is referred to as an indian film and he corrects that impression politely that makes him a snub? if you mispronounce my name and i correct you that means shouting from a rooftop? Sola, i am not having this debate with the "less privileged in mind", i am having it with folks on naijarules who have the luxury of an intellectual understanding so I used the word (we). honestly when I saw the tweet, i thought she was joking because the lady has a habit of teasing her twitter friends.
    how does correcting one person, constitute shouting from a rooftop abi she call press conference? So someone asked her when she is coming to shoot in Ghana on twitter and she said never ever again. that one too is shouting from rooftop? its like people just set trap for this girl and she never even sees it. they know she is blunt and ask her questions knowing her answer. poor girl.

    its true the movie will speak for itself. but Nne, hollywood does not operate like that. it means higher marketing cost to break the tag and bring people out to watch. an acquisition rep has no time for you to give is eyes to a Ghana film. where is Ghana sef? somewhere near Korea? the word hollywood uses is International Drama, or thriller, comedy, soap etc. they have their reasons.

    Genevieve Nnaji is NOT Leila Djansi. if geneveive has been called worse and accepts it is not any kind of precedent for Leila Djansi to follow. by that singular sentence i do want to believe u did attack the lady because IYO, her tweet was snobbish. it was extremely biased. after-all, this is naijarules.
     
  20. Sola

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    I'm not quite sure that question is aimed at me, since I never said anything about snobbery. Instead, I spoke about the film from the audience's POV. Seriously, the average audience is not interested in the behind the scenes folks. Stars, yes. Director? Maybe if they have some weighty record. If the Director "corrects" folks who call his movie an indian movie, how much traction is that going to get though? The real money-spending audience who actually matter seldom read the publications or avenues that feature Directors, so it just will not matter what he says. No one's listening. It is a good movie and that's all that should matter at the end of the day to the money in the pocket. It might matter in the academic fields though, and that may be what's important to some folks.
    Has every Djansi story been based in Ghana? And she is Ghanaian American on Wikipedia, not Indian American. Its going to be hard to break away from that Ghana factor. She can start making all her movies in America. In time, she will graduate from being Ghanaian to Black. Hopefully, she won't have to protest that too, because its going to happen.
     
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