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Sakawa Unclassified 18+

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An arresting vision of the Ghanian scammers behind the computer keyboards.

Sakawa introduces us to three impoverished Ghanians who have created their own enterprises, joining gangs of scammers in crumbling buildings to con westerners out of money with promises of love and sex. Drenched in e-waste, superstition and desperation, they plot a better life.

A Belgian director of Ghanaian descent, director Ben Asamoah plays silent witness in this compelling and revelatory film. Without judging, he allows viewers to draw their own conclusions, as the lines between victim and perpetrator blur. Framed and shot as artfully as a verité indie drama, Sakawa is the true story of the dark corners of our interconnected internet village, where globalism’s prey become predators across a satellite link and phone line.

“A morally complex and deeply human film that peels back layers of reality that most people don’t even know exists.” – Screen Anarchy

Tickets

4220
Mon 05 Aug 4:15 pm [4220]
Sakawa (81 mins)
Kino 2 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
5521
Sun 11 Aug 11:00 am [5521]
Sakawa (81 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Director
Ben Asamoah
Producers
Peter Krüger, Pieter van Hystee
Screenwriter
Ben Asamoah
Cinematographer
Jonathan Wannyn
Editors
Simon Schuurman, Tom Denoyette
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital

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