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Dir. Blitz Bazawule
Ghana, USA. 80 mins. 2018. English. Twi with English subs.
Bazawule’s assured debut incorporates the richness of musical influences from his background as a Hip Hop artist to the mystical textures of this intimate view of a Ghanaian family full of love yet overwhelmed by tragedy. Seven years after the accidental death of his bride at the hands of his brother Kojo, Kwabena appears with the promise of riches from illegal gold mining and thinly-veiled desire for revenge.
Blitz Bazawule is a Filmmaker and Musician born in Ghana and based in New York. Blitz’s short films Native Sun (2012) and Diasporadical Trilogìa (2016) have premiered at BAM New Voices in Black Cinema. Blitz is the founder of Africa Film Society in Ghana. As a musician, Blitzhas released 4 studio albums, Stereotype (2009), Native Sun (2011), Afropolitan Dreams (2014) and Diasporadical (2016). Blitz is a TED Fellow and recipient of the Vilcek Prize.