‘The Burial Of Kojo’ by Blitz Bazawule

Blitz Bazawule is a filmmaker and musician born in Ghana. His feature directorial debut ‘The Burial Of Kojo’ premiered at Urbanworld Film Festival where it won Best Narrative Feature (World Cinema). The film also won the Grand Prize at the 2019 Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt. Written and directed by Bazawule, filmed entirely in Ghana on a micro-budget, with local crew and several first-time actors, the film tells the story of Kojo (Joseph Otsiman), who is left to die in an abandoned gold mine, as his young daughter Esi (newcomer Cynthia Dankwa) travels through a spirit land to save him. The film was produced by Blitz Bazawule, Ama Abebrese and Kwaku Obeng Boateng, is distributed by ARRAY and was released on Netflix, making it the first Ghanaian film to premiere on Netflix.