In The Burial Of Kojo filmmaker Blitz Bazawule weaves African mythology and social political issues into a stunning tapestry punctuated by both drama and dreams. The film won the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival Best Narrative Feature and was also an official selection of the 2019 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF).
The Burial Of Kojo will open in select cities on March 29, through ARRAY Releasing (Ava DuVernay’s theatrical releasing arm), and will debut on NETFLIX on March 31.
Through a magical realist lens, The Burial Of Kojo follows the story of Esi, as she recounts her childhood and the tumultuous relationship between her father, Kojo and her uncle, Kwabena. Directed by TED fellow, music composer and musician Blitz Bazawule, the film chronicles the tale of two brothers through the gifted eyes of a young girl who transports the audience to the beautiful lands of Ghana and other worlds that exist between life and death.
Born from a newspaper article and a Kickstarter campaign, Bazawule skillfully captures the beauty of a family, even when the circumstances aren’t beautiful. The Burial Of Kojo is an essential human story of courage and survival.