Sakawa (2018)

réžia / director | Ben Asamoah
jazyk / language | angličtina / English
titulky / subtitles | slovenčina / Slovak
dĺžka filmu / length | 81′
vhodné od / rating | 12+

SLOVENČINA 🇸🇰
Kto odosiela e-maily s oznámením, že ste vyhrali v lotérii? Kto sa skrýva za profilmi vnadných žien na internetových zoznamkách? Ben Asamoah sa vydal do Ghany, kde si týmto spôsobom privyrába celá komunita ľudí a vo svojom úsilí si pomáhajú všetkými dostupnými prostriedkami – napodobňovaním ženského hlasu po telefóne, ako aj zapojením kúzelníkov, čiernej mágie či voodoo. SAKAWA je zábavným i veľmi osobným dokumentom o podvodných aktivitách. Sleduje snahu niekoľkých postáv vymaniť sa z chudoby tým, že ľuďom z bohatých krajín sprostredkúvajú ich nenaplnené túžby.

ENGLISH 🇬🇧 🇺🇸
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 Ama, a young mother, who tries to become an internet con artist. A more seasoned scammer tries to teach her the craft, but she doesn’t appear to have much of a knack for it. One Dollar is a master at his craft and knows how to use his fake account to drive men crazy: they fall for the photo of a buxom woman—and for his high-pitched voice. But how much compassion can you expect from someone who is buying €250 worth of fish for his boss every week, while he is only earning €12 a month himself?

SAKAWA shows these fraudulent activities from the perspective of Belgian-Ghanaian director Ben Asamoah, who portrays the perpetrators from his own African perspective.

DIRECTOR | Ben Asamoah
CINEMATOGRAPHY | Jonathan Wannyn
SOUND |
Kwinten Van Laethem, Matthias van Gasse
EDITING | Tom Denoyette, Simon Schuurman
EDITING SUPERVISOR |
Peter Krüger
MUSIC |
Feras Daouk, Laurens Desmet
SOUND EDITING | Ranko Paukovic
LINE-PRODUCER
| Gert Verboven
ASSISTANT PRODUCER
| Brian den Hartog
GRAPHIC DESIGN
| Studio Daoudi
PRODUCER | Peter Krüger / Inti Films
CO-PRODUCER | Pieter van Huystee