“The Burial of Kojo,” Blitz The Ambassador’s brilliant directorial debut has been adopted by Eva Duvernay’s Array Releasing for distribution, making it one of the first Ghanaian films to be featured on streaming portal, Netflix.
Announcing the partnership, Duvernay tweeted: “I wanted to distribute this film from the minute I heard
@BlitzAmbassador was making it. My dream came true. Proud to announce the 22nd release from @ArrayNow. The gorgeous Ghanaian gem THE BURIAL OF KOJO. Hitting Netflix and local screens March 31. Can’t wait for folks to see!”
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 its release, the film has been shown at film festivals across the world, and received multiple laurels including being selected for the 2019 Pan African Film Festival and being named Best Narrative Feature Winner at the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival . “The Burial of Kojo” is due on Netflix, March 31.