Sinking Sands

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Sinking Sands
Sinking Sands FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Leila Djansi
Produced by
Written by Leila Djansi
Music by
  • Koo Nimo
  • Jacob Yoffee
Cinematography Adrian Correia
Edited by
  • Asher Bingham
  • Howard Heard
Running time
105 minutes
Country Ghana[1][2]

Sinking Sands is a 2010 Ghanaian drama film written, produced & directed by Leila Djansi, and starring Jimmy Jean-Louis, Ama Abebrese & Yemi Blaq. The film received 9 nominations and won 3 awards at the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards, including the awards for Best Screenplay & Best Makeup.[1][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]


The film tells the story of a couple, Jimah and Pabi, whose marriage turns into violence and abuse when Jimah becomes disfigured in a domestic accident.[10]



The movie was positively received by many African movie critics with concluding that "A wonderful movie that I would recommend in a heartbeat. This shows to all those narrow-minded people that believe that you need glitz, glamour and brazilian weave to make a good movie that you DO NOT. The rawness in the movie was breathtaking and to be applauded. The acting was on point as was the cinematography."[11]


  1. ^ a b "Films 2011 Ghana Narrative Feature". Pan-African Film Festival. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Screening - SINKING SANDS". Zimbabwe International Film Festival. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "AMAA Nominees and Winners 2011". African Movie Academy Awards. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "AMAA Nominations 2011". African Movie Academy Award. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nudity And Sex Sell — Leila, Ghanaian Actress". Nigerian Tribune (Ibadan, Nigeria). 30 October 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Bondzi, Jacquiline Afua (10 December 2010). "UNIFEM Ghana endorses "Sinking Sands"". The Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra, Ghana). Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sinking Sands Comes To Nigeria". Leadership Newspaper (Abuja, Nigeria: Leadership Newspaper Group Limited). 27 February 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "UNIFEM Ghana endorses "Sinking Sands"". The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas, USA). Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Bondzi, Jacquiline Afua. "Unifem Ghana Endorses "Sinking Sands"". (AllAfrica Global Media). Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  10. ^ Ofole-Prince, Samantha (11 March 2011). "Jimmy Jean-Louis Receives Best Actor nomination for ‘Sinking Sands’". CaribPress (Los Angeles, California). Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
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