Ava DuVernay & Netflix Acquire ‘The Burial Of Kojo’ | Film News
Ava DuVernay‘s independent film studio ARRAY has acquired the rights to the acclaimed Ghanian feature The Burial Of Kojo, and will release it on Netflix. Sam Bazawule‘s film recently had an award-winning debut at the UrbanWorld Film Festival, and ARRAY and Netflix now hope to spread it to all corners of the world.
The film revolves around a man who is trapped in a mine shaft by his vengeful brother during an illegal expedition, while his daughter embarks on a magical journey to rescue him. The story blends “a familial narrative with magical realism and Afrofuturism”.
Bazawule is also a hip-hop and visual artist known by his stage name Blitz The Ambassador. This is, impressively, his first foray into directing, so the hype around the film is seen as strong. Netflix currently plans to release the film on Sunday, March 31, and will also give it a limited theatrical release in the United States.
You can watch a teaser trailer for the film below:
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