Award-winning director Ava DuVernay has acquired Akin Omotoso‘s coming-of-age feature film, Vaya. The film will was acquired through her company, Array Now, and will be released in the US on 18 October. Ava and Akin shared the exciting news on social media.
The film which stars Warren Masemola and Zimkitha Nyoka tells the story of three strangers on a train to Johannesburg, each on their own mission with a simple task to complete and in search of family to help them. Their journey is met with betrayal from the very people they sought protection from leaving them trapped in the city. The fil has won three awards including the Best Director at the 2017 Africa Movie Awards.
Image: Ava Duvernay
Congrats to the team on the news
My second job: distributing films by talented directors you should know. Proud to share that we have acquired the South African drama VAYA by filmmaker Akin Omotoso. This will be @ARRAYNow’s 19th release. A warm welcome to @PunchNCream. Can’t wait for folks to see your film! xo https://t.co/39gmk03lhJ
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 29, 2018
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“ @ava Announced Tuesday That Her FIlm Collective @arraynow Has Acquired Their 19th Feature With VAYA” So Happy To Share This News! Happy To Be Part Of The @arraynow Family! Coming To Screens Starting October + on #netflix 11/1 Shoutout @ava The Team @arraynow Shoutout The Team At APA and @themissionentertainment @itsmecampy @andrewccoles #newrelease #film #comingsoon #arraynow #vayathemovie @robbiethorpe @molatela_m @harrietperlman @craigfreimond @madoda_ntuli_ @tshabalira @zaaibooconcepts David Majoka Matthew Moodley Moon Lee @prettyapt @cecilbarry @modestmarc @kim_hobbs_colourist DTI GFC NFVF Ford Foundation MNET Movies @kabelo_t Louisa J Calore Amanda Scholtz Bra Elliot @warrenmasemola @zimkhitha_nyoka @xaba.sihle @mncedisishabangu @nomondembusi @sibusisomsimang Azwile Chamane @method1 Vuyani Sondlo #teamvaya @deadline
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Here’s a look at the trailer.