Sakawa

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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.

Awards
2018 – SXSW, Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award Nomination; IDFA
Director
Ben Asamoah

Ben Asamoah grew up in Ghana and moved to Belgium with his mother as a teenager. He studies Audiovisual Arts in RITCS Belgium, where he graduated with his short Black. During his studies he often went back to his country of origin where he discovered that his childhood friends had started a career in internet scamming, which resulted in his film Sakawa.

Show time & place

Address
Ivano-Frankivs'k Region,
Ivano-Frankivsk,
st. Orlyka, 7
Location
Arts Center Wagabundo
Start time
December 14 at 18:00

Organizer

Organizer
Youth Organization-STAN
Partner
Arts Center Wagabundo
Phone
+380 50 7728746
Sakawa
Year
2018
Country
Belgium, The Netherlands
Director
Ben Asamoah