Doc Lounge: Sakawa

Ghana's internet swindlers use old Western laptops to seduce desperate men with a mix of spam and black magic.

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Doc Lounge Lund is the best documentary film club in town! Every other week we screen new, powerful, funny, poignant, terrifying, enlightening, tickling and relevant world class films at Mejeriet in Lund. Premieres, previews and exclusive talks alongside music, delicious snacks and a chill bar scene makes the best movie night of the week!

SAKAWA

Ben Asamoha / Belgium / 2018 / 81 min

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.

Doc Lounge Lund fall 2019:
3 okt - Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am
17 okt - Honeyland
31 okt - Touch Me Not
13 nov - Sakawa

Doc Lounge Lund offers documentaries in a cosy club setting! We’re looking forward to seeing you at Mejeriet for three fantastic film screenings, this season on Thursdays! As always we will invite guests for talks and performances and serve food and drinks for hungry and thirsty documentary film fans. Welcome!

If you would like to be a part of Doc Lounge Lund and join our volunteer crew or have questions about the screening nights or Doc Lounge in general, don’t hesitate to get in touch, lund@doclounge.se.

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