Sakawa Unclassified 18+
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