Ghanaian Film ‘The Burial Of Kojo’ To Premiere At The 2018 Urbanworld Festival

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Sam Blitz Bazawule movie, ‘The Burial Of Kojo’ is finally complete and will be premiered for the first time at the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival 2018 and happens to be the only Ghanaian film that will be premiered at the festival, per Variety’s report.

The film, ‘Burial Of Kojo’ was shot in Ghana over a course of 4 weeks sometime last year and was produced by Ama K. Abebrese and American-Ghanaian musician, Sam Blitz Bazawule aka ‘Blitz The Ambassador’.

This movie happens to be the musician’s first attempt at making a movie and he was able to raise some $78,000 on Kickstarter to fund the movie’s post-production stage.

The movie features our very own Ama K.Abebrese, Kobina Sam (Beasts of No Nation), Henry Adofo (Known for Freetown and Lotanna) and other new actors.

The Burial of Kojo will make its world premiere on September 21 as part of the World Cinema Narrative Features program at the 2018 Urbanworld Film FestivalVariety reports.

The Burial Of Kojo follows the tumultuous relationship between two brothers, Kojo and Kwabena. Kojo causes a car accident that tragically kills Kwabena’s bride on their wedding day. Kwabena in turn, devices an elaborate plan to seek revenge 7 years later. He lures Kojo to an abandoned mine, knocks him unconscious and leaves him in the mine shaft to die. Kojo must survive with no food and water, while his wife and local detective race against time to find him.

Blitz The Ambassador tweeted that, there would be Q & A after the movie is premiered at the AMC Empire Theatre.

The Burial of Kojo is also inspired by the illegal small-scale gold mining industry in Ghana, often referred to as galamsey.


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