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What the African continent has visually is unmatched – Blitz Bazawule


The director of The Burial of Kojo Samuel Blitz Bazawule has spoken to BBC News Africa about his movie and what went into its production saying the content Africa has is unmatched.

According to Blitz, his movie was shot through a magical realistic lens and as such it offers many more fantastic imagery. Blitz, a visual artist says he found an opportunity to blend both his arts and music to bring out the movie.

Blitz advised fellow film makers to take advantage of the accessibility of technology to tell the visually unmatched stories of Africa.

The fantastic film follows the story of the tumultuous relationship between two brothers Kojo and Kwabena, whose lives are intertwined with so much tension, subtle hatred and a thirst for revenge that must be accomplished with whatever it takes.

The film was shot in different breath-taking locations 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.

On February 15, African American director, scriptwriter, producer, marketer and distributor Ava DuVernay took to Twitter to announce that she’s made it possible for The Burial of Kojo, an original Ghanaian movie to premiere on Netflix through her company on March 31, 2019.

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The fantastical film, @TheBurialOfKojo, directed by @BlitzAmbassador will now be available to watch on @netflix very soon! spoke to the director about what it was like to film in his home country of Ghana. 🎥🇬🇭

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