Sakawa

Sakawa

Belgium/Netherlands, 2018, 81 min, Colour

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.

CREDITS

Director:

Ben Asamoah

Producer:

Peter Krüger

Cinematography:

Jonathan Wannyn

Editing:

Tom Denoyette, Simon Schuurman

Sound:

Matthias van Gasse Kwinten Van Laethem

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Ben Asamoah is a Award Winning Film Director From Belgium With Roots From Ghana. Studied Audiovisual Arts At 'RITS School Of Arts' And Graduated As A Film Director.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Belgium, 2019, Docville, Jury Award

Docville, Belgium 2019 - Jury Award

United States, 2019, SXSW Film Festival, SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award

SXSW Film Festival, United States 2019 - SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award

Netherlands, 2018, IDFA,

IDFA, Netherlands 2018 -

Germany, 2019, DOC.fest,

DOC.fest, Germany 2019 -

Denmark, 2019, CPH:DOX,

CPH:DOX, Denmark 2019 -

CONTACT

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