A Film by Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule

2018|Social Issue Drama, African, Independent|1h 20m

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 Samuel “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. THE BURIAL OF KOJO is a 2019 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) Official Selection and 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Winner.

Directed by Sam “Blitz” Bazawule • Screenplay by Sam “Blitz” Bazawule • Produced by Ama K. Abebrese, Sam “Blitz” Bazawule, Kwaku Obeng Boateng, Terence Nance

The sonic achievement and innovative cinematography coupled with the Afrofuturistic tale of the power of a young girl’s love make The Burial of Kojo an undeniably decadent and refreshing transformation of African cinema

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The Burial of Kojo

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A Film by Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule

2018|Social Issue Drama, African, Independent|1h 20m

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 Samuel “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. THE BURIAL OF KOJO is a 2019 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) Official Selection and 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Winner.

Directed by Sam “Blitz” Bazawule • Screenplay by Sam “Blitz” Bazawule • Produced by Ama K. Abebrese, Sam “Blitz” Bazawule, Kwaku Obeng Boateng, Terence Nance

The sonic achievement and innovative cinematography coupled with the Afrofuturistic tale of the power of a young girl’s love make The Burial of Kojo an undeniably decadent and refreshing transformation of African cinema

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Film Review: ‘The Burial of Kojo’

Film Review: ‘The Burial of Kojo’

Folk tales have always existed to give shape and meaning to the formless randomness of ordinary life, and to account for why certain occurrences — the death of a parent, the rejection of a lover, the rivalry between brothers — can have an impact on our psyches disproportionate to their un-mythic scale.

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In the News

Film Review: ‘The Burial of Kojo’

Film Review: ‘The Burial of Kojo’

Folk tales have always existed to give shape and meaning to the formless randomness of ordinary life, and to account for why certain occurrences — the death of a parent, the rejection of a lover, the rivalry between brothers — can have an impact on our psyches disproportionate to their un-mythic scale.

read more