Sakawa

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    Sakawa

    Directed by

    Belgium, Netherlands

    2018

    81 min

    • English
    • Akan

    Documentary

    There's a treasure trove of information to be found in the poisonous e-waste in Ghana. It's a relatively simple matter to open up hard drives and gain access to photos and the personal details of their former owners. Equipped with a name and address, almost anybody can be found online. The film follows young mother Ama who tries to become an internet con artist but she doesn't appear to have much of a knack for it. She looks in astonishment at an American street that she has conjured up on Google and wonders if she will able to scam a man. One Dollar, on the other hand, knows how to use his fake account to drive men crazy: they fall for the photo of a buxom woman - and his high-pitched voice.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Jonathan Wannyn
    Editing
    Simon Schuurman
    Tom Denoyette
    Music
    Feras Daouk
    Laurens Desmet
    Sales
    RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES
    Production
    INTI FILMS
    Ben Asamoah

    Ben Asamoah

    Belgium

    Ben Asamoah is a storyteller from Belgium with roots from Ghana. He studied Audiovisual Arts at RITS School Of Arts and graduated as a film director. SAKAWA is his first feature length documentary.