Blitz Bazawule is a Filmmaker, Musician and Visual Artist born in Ghana and based in New York City. Blitz's feature directorial debut 'The Burial Of Kojo' was acquired by Netflix through Ava DuVernay's Array Releasing. The film was hailed as “A spellbinding experience” by the Los Angeles Times, and “A striking feature filmmaking debut” by The Hollywood Reporter. Blitz was a contributing director on Beyoncé's visual album 'Black Is King' based on the album "The Lion King: The Gift" on Disney+. As a composer and musician, Blitz has released 4 studio albums: Stereotype (2009), Native Sun (2011), Afropolitan Dreams (2014) and Diasporadical (2016). As a visual artist, Blitz's work was featured in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Blitz is a Senior TED Fellow and a Guggenheim 2020 Fellow.