Ghanaian movie The Burial of Kojo is coming to NETFLIX!
Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY has acquired the distribution rights of The Burial of Kojo from musical artist and filmmaker Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule.
The rights extend to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand and will debut on Netflix March 31 in tandem with a national screening tour.
DuVernay made the announcement online Friday.
This marks the 22nd acquisition for ARRAY which has become an epicenter of independent film driven by inclusive storytelling.
The Burial of Kojo is an official selection of the 2019 Pan African Film Festival and the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Winner.
Marking his feature debut, Bazawule tells the story of two brothers through the eyes of a gifted girl who travels beautiful lands that exist between life and death. The trailer above shows Bazwule’s stunning vision of the familial narrative through the lens of magical realism and Afrofuturism.
“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,” says ARRAY’s Vice President Tilane Jones. “We are proud to present the gorgeous Ghanaian film, The Burial of Kojo, as our 22nd ARRAY acquisition.”
The Burial of Kojo deal was negotiated by Gordon Bobb of Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano on behalf of ARRAY as well as Samuel Wilson of Salzano, Jackson & Lampert, LLP for the filmmaker.