WCA: The Burial of Kojo + Q&A

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World Cinema Amsterdam: Ghanaian film The Burial of Kojo with Q&A with director Sam Blitz Bazawule.

Shortly after moving to Accra, Esi’s father starts his illegal job in a gold mine. He goes missing the very first day. Esi sets out to find him, embarking on a mystical journey.

Esi and her parents live in a village on the coast of Ghana. Unable to make ends meet and following a request made by his brother Kwabena, Esi’s father Kojo decides to move to the capital, Accra. Due to a terrible past incident the relationship between the brothers is taut, to say the least. Kojo finds work as an illegal miner of goldmines through an old friend, but he goes missing after the first day. Having had an ominous vision earlier, Esi decides to go find her father. She embarks on a mystical search.

Director, visual artist, and rapper Sam Blitz Bazawule tells a story deeply rooted in Ghanaian folklore and storytelling tradition and filled with beautifully portrayed magical-realistic twists.

After the film screening  there will be a Q&A with the director.

This film + Q&A is free of charge for members of We Are Public

About the director:

Sam Blitz Bazawule (1982, Ghana) is a filmmaker and musician based in New York. His short films Native Sun (2012) and Diasporadical Trilogìa (2016) premiered at New Voices in Black Cinema and Blackstar Film Festival. His feature debut, The Burial of Kojo, won Best Narrative Feature (World Cinema) at Urbanworld Film Festival. Blitz is a Senior TED Fellow and recipient of the Vilcek Prize.


Sam Blitz Bazawule(1982, Ghana) Filmmaker and musician.
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