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SAKAWA

Dir: Ben Asamoah
Belgium / The Netherlands / 2018 / 81mins

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.

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019 - Sat 13 Jul 2019
Price: Regular PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5
Friday 12th July
18:30
Saturday 13th July
15:00

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.