Blitz Bazawule’s directorial debut ‘The Burial Of Kojo’ will make its world premiere at Urbanworld Film Festival on September 21st, 2018 at the legendary AMC Empire Theatre in Times Square, NYC. The groundbreaking magical realism film was shot on location in Ghana and stars newcomers Cynthia Dankwa, Joseph Otsiman and Kobina Amissah-Sam. Blitz Bazawule produced ‘The Burial Of Kojo’ alongside Ama K Abebrese and Kwaku Obeng Boateng through Africa Film Society.
The film follows the story of Esi, as she recounts her childhood and the tumultuous relationship between her father, Kojo and her uncle, Kwabena. After Kojo goes missing on an illegal mining expedition, Esi’s embarks on a magical adventure to rescue her father.
‘The Burial Of Kojo’ has been praised as a “Dazzling new film” by the TED Fellows Blog.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign that got the attention and support of actor Jesse Williams and filmmaker Ava Duvernay, The Burial Of Kojo will finally make its world premiere at Urbanworld film festival in the heart of New York City. The film has also been selected to open the 2018 edition of Film Africa in London and will screen at the 42nd edition of São Paulo International Film Festival and Classics In The Park in Accra.
FILM PREMIERE – SEPTEMBER 21ST 2018. AMC EMPIRE THEATRE, 42ND ST.
TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK. 7:30 PM.
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