Samuel Bazawule is a filmmaker and musician born in Accra, Ghana and based in Brooklyn, New York. THE BURIAL OF KOJO, Bazawule’s debut feature film, has seen rave reviews including a spot on New Yorker’s “Best Films of 2019” list. Bazawule 's previous short films NATIVE SUN (2012) and DIASPORADICAL TRILOGÌA (2016) premiered at BAM New Voices in Black Cinema. As a musician and band leader, Bazawule has released 3 studio albums: Stereotype (2009), Native Sun (2011), Afropolitan Dreams (2014). Blitz is a 2016 TED Fellow and recipient of the Vilcek Prize.