Ghanaian musician and filmmaker, Blitz the Ambassador’s maiden feature film, “The Burial of Kojo,” makes its grand debut world premiere September 21, at HBO’s Urban World Film Festival.
The film is scheduled to screen at AMC Empire Theatre in Times Square —New York City at 7:30 pm. Blitz, born Samuel Bazawule, made the grand announcement via social media, emphasising how eager he is to share the project to the world:
The drama, filmed in Ghana in September 2017, “follows the story of Esi Bonsu, a bestselling author who’s new book chronicles her childhood and the tumultuous relationship between her father, Kojo and her uncle, Kwabena,” according to producers.
“Through a magical realist lens and a series of bizarre dreams, Esi recounts the tragic accident caused by Kojo which killed Kwabena’s bride on their wedding day. Kwabena in turn, devices a revenge plot 7 years later, luring Kojo to an abandon mine, knocking him unconscious and leaving him there to die. After the police are unable to find Kojo, Esi’s bizarre dreams lead her to the mine her father is trapped in, but will she be too late?” an official summary further states.
The film, starring Ama K. Abebrese, Kobina Amissah- Sam, Joseph Otsiman, Anima Misa among others, also discusses Galamsey, Ghana’s illegal gold mining menace spearheaded by Chinese nationals.
Since featuring on the 2000 hit Deeba, Blitz has gone on to release an extensive discography including Soul Rebel EP (2004), Double Consciousness EP (2005), StereoLive EP (2009), The Warm Up EP (2013), Diasporadical EP (2015), Stereotype (2009), Native Sun (2011), and Afropolitan Dreams (2014).