Ava DuVernay’s distribution company, Array, continues to bring to light the work of women and artists of color through the films the company chooses to take on each year.
Array announced Friday that their latest acquisition is The Burial of Kojo, the directorial debut from Ghanaian musician and artist Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule. The film, which tells the story of two brothers through the eyes of a gifted girl who travels beautiful lands that exist between life and death, will debut on Netflix March 31 in tandem with a national screening tour.
“Through his fantastic film, director Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule weaves African mythology and socio-political issues into a stunning tapestry punctuated by both drama and dreams,” says ARRAY’s Vice President Tilane Jones. “We are proud to present the gorgeous Ghanaian film, The Burial of Kojo, as our 22nd ARRAY acquisition.”
The Burial of Kojo is an official selection of the 2019 Pan African Film Festival and the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival Best Narrative Feature.
DuVernay tweeted her excitement at the acquisition, saying that she “wanted to distribute this film from the minute I heard [Bazawule] was making it.”
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! pic.twitter.com/IoF49V34KK