Blitz Bazawule is a filmmaker and musician born in Ghana and 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 respectively. Blitz is the founder of Africa Film Society, an organization focused on the preservation of classic African cinema. As a composer and musician, Blitz has released 4 studio albums: Stereotype (2009), Native Sun (2011), Afropolitan Dreams (2014) and Diasporadical (2016). Blitz’s feature directorial debut ‘The Burial Of Kojo’ premiered at Urbanworld Film Festival where it won Best Narrative Feature (World Cinema). The film was hailed as “a striking feature filmmaking debut” by The Hollywood Reporter and The Los Angeles Times described it as “a spellbinding experience.” Blitz is a Senior TED Fellow and recipient of the Vilcek Prize.