• Ben Asamoah
  • Belgium, Netherlands
  • 2018
  • 81 min
  • World Premiere
  • Luminous
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Every day we receive spam e-mails from strangers, but who are these people that try to deceive us? In SAKAWA, Belgian-Ghanaian director Ben Asmoah shows us three youngsters from Ghana who, out of desperation, turn to internet scamming with the help of black magic. What is viewed in the West as fraud, is seen by the boys practising „Sakawa“ as the exploitation of available resources. These resources come to them in the form of electronic waste, dumped in their country by the West.


Ben Asamoah
Peter Krüger for Inti Films
Pieter van Huijstee for Pieter van Huystee Film
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VRT - Canvas, BNN-Vara, YLE Finland


World Sales
Diana Karklin for Rise and Shine World Sales
Festival Handling
Anja Dziersk for Rise and Shine World Sales

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