Leila Djansi

Writer / Director / Producer

Leila Djansi returns as director for a story she has been passionate about for years. Leila is a filmmaker who began her career with the GAMA Film Company in Ghana. She wrote and produced her first feature film Babina with Aak Films Ghana at the age of 19.

With an academic background in Film and Television and more recently Cultural Anthropology, Leila is a filmmaker who has chosen to tell stories about life, survival, and the delicate intricacies of culture.

This strong passion is what led her to the establish the Turning Point Film Fund, a Ghanaian program set up to fund productions primarily about women, children, and issues affecting African society as a whole. Her critically acclaimed screenplay for Movie Africa Subcity: A Tale of Survival (or The Prostitute, Ghana title) won the best screenplay award at FESPACO in 2002. Her credits include The Sisterhood, “Grass Between My Lips”, and Twig-Carver among others.