Screening time: 1:55
With English subtitles
FREE for Museum Members & Newark Residents
All others are FREE with Museum Admission
Handpicked by DuVernay and a Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Berlinale official selection, VAYA pays homage to the Tsotsitaal namesake meaning “to go." VAYA chronicles the innocence lost by three young South Africans who journey away from their rural homes on a train bound for Johannesburg. Stirring and suspenseful, VAYA culminates in an explosive moment based on real accounts. Omotoso’s collaboration with first time feature cinematographer Kabelo Thathe pairs stunning aerial shots with fast paced images in Johannesburg to intertwine the stories of strangers struggling to survive.
New York Times Critic's Pick | Review: In ‘Vaya,’ Three Travelers Find Danger in Johannesburg
Los Angeles Times | Review: In dynamic South African drama 'Vaya,' newcomers get a rough Johannesburg welcome