Netflix has released the poster and pics for The Burial of Kojo from musical artist and filmmaker Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule. The film, coming from Ava DuVernay’s film distribution collective ARRAY, will debut on Netflix March 31 in tandem with a national screening tour.
Marking his feature debut, The Burial of Kojo was recently an official selection of the 2019 Pan African Film Festival and the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Winner.
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. Through a magical realist lens and a series of bizarre dreams, Esi remembers 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, knocking Kojo unconscious and leaving him in a mine to die. After the police are unable to find Kojo, Esi’s bizarre dreams lead her to her father, but will she be too late?