Sakawa

What human story lies behind the phenomenon of ‘internet fraud’? In Sakawa we meet three Ghanaian youngsters who, out of desperation, turn to internet scamming with the help of black magic. ‘Ama’ is a young mother and a newcomer on the scene. ‘OneDollar’ tries to save the money to travel to Italy. Francis, who is the most experienced of them all, learns the others the tricks of the trade. What is viewed in the West as fraud, is seen by the Sakawa-boys as the exploitation of available resources. These resources come in the form of electronic waste, dumped in Ghana by the West.



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Credits

Director:

Ben Asamoah

Executive Producer:

Gert Verboven

Producer:

Peter Krüger

Screenwriter:

Ben Asamoah

Cinematographer:

Jonathan Wannyn

Editor:

Tom Denoyette, Simon Schuurman

Sound Designer:

Feras Daouk

Principal Cast:

One Dollar, Francis, Ama

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Peter Krüger
peter@intifilms.com
+32 (0)485 117 818

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Premiere Status:

North American Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Visions

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

Belgium

Language:

English, Ghanaian local language

Runtime:

81:10 mins

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