Akin Omotosho’s Vaya is coming to Netflix on November 1.
Hollywood filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who founded ARRAY has acquired distribution rights of the movie in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand.
Vaya chronicles the innocence lost by three young South Africans who journey away from their rural homes on a train bound for Johannesburg. A stirring, suspenseful drama, Vaya culminates in an explosive moment based on real accounts. Omotosho’s collaboration with first-time feature cinematographer Kabelo Thathe pairs stunning aerial shots with fast-paced images in Johannesburg to intertwine the strangers struggling to survive.
Vaya has its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Best Director Award for Akin Omotoso at the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Award. It was rumored to be the submission for South Africa at the Oscars, however it was not shortlisted.
Vaya stars a slew of South Africa actors, from Mncedisi Shabangu and Zimkhitha Nyoka to Nomonde Mbusi and Azwile Chamane.
If you have been waiting for the opportunity to watch Vaya, Netflix