Vaya by Akin Omotoso


Three people board the train bound for Johannesburg. Strangers each on their own mission with a simple task to complete and in search of family to help them. But when they are betrayed by the very people whose protection they sought, they find themselves trapped in the city- invisible and alone. VAYA interweaves three separate plots that intersect and intertwine in a gripping, deeply moving narrative about struggling for survival and dignity in the city.

Director Akin Omotoso studied drama at the University of Cape Town where he won the Fluer du Cap for most promising student. He also won the Standard Bank Artist of the year award in 2007. Television works includes directing on A Place Called home, (for which he won best director at the south african film and television awards) and the number one drama on South African television Soul City. Akin has Produced and Directed four feature films God is African, the award winning Man on Ground (official selection Toronto and Berlin), Tell Me Sweet Something and most recently Vaya.