In case you haven’t noticed, we’re still on the “Ghana to the world” agenda and for the past months Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule (Blitz The Ambassador), the director of the award-winning film “The Burial Of Kojo” has been doing quite a lot of that.
Following its award-winning debut at the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival, The Burial of Kojo has been acquired by Ava Duvernay’s independent film studio ARRAY for a release on Netflix.
Ava Duvernay is an award-winning director and filmmaker herself, among her directorial credits, include Selma – the Martin Luther King movie that starred David Oyewolo and Oprah Winfrey, A Wrinkle In Time – a fantasy movie also starring Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.
Ava also created the hit television series Queen Sugar which stars Ghana’s Kofi Siriboe on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
The film, the Buria of Kojo, which was written and directed by musical artist and filmmaker Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule, follows the young Esi as she travels on a magical journey to find her missing father and uncle, the latter of whom has trapped her father in a mine shaft during an illegal mining expedition.
The Burial of Kojo cast includes Ama K Abebrese, Cynthia Dankwa, Anima Misa, Henry Adofo, Joseph Otsiman, Brian Angels, Kobina Amissah-Sam, Mamley Djangmah and Joe Addo.
“Through his fantastic film, director Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule weaves African mythology and socio-political issues into a stunning tapestry punctuated by both drama and dreams,” ARRAY’s Vice President Tilane Jones said. “We are proud to present the gorgeous Ghanaian film, The Burial of Kojo, as our 22nd ARRAY acquisition.”
ARRAY and Netflix have set a release date for The Burial of Kojo for March 31, as well as a limited theatrical release in the United States.
Watch the trailer of the film below: