Ava Duvernay’s company acquires rights to distribute SA film ‘Vaya’ in the US

Ava Duvernay’s company acquires rights to distribute SA film ‘Vaya’ in the US

A film collective led by US film and TV series director and writer, Ava Duvernay, has acquired the rights to distribute a South African movie around the world.

Duvernay is most famous for the Selma, based on the events around a march organised by civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr as well as the series Queen Sugar, which follows an African American family which owns a sugar plantation.

Array, a company founded by Duvernay to distribute and amplify films by people of colour and women, acquired the international distribution rights to VAYA, a film by Nigerian filmmaker and actor Akin Omotoso, who has been based in South Africa for around two decades.

VAYA premiered in 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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