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  • Director

    Ben Asamoah

  • Run Time

    81 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    Belgium, Netherlands

  • Language

    Akan, English

  • Director of Photography: Jonathan Wannyn

  • Editor: Tom Denoyette, Simon Schuurman

  • Produced by: Peter Krüger

  • Music: Feras Daouk, Laurens Desmet

  • Sound Production: Kwinten Van Laethem, Matthias van Gasse



Part of the Documentaries Strand


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 hard drives and gain access to the photos and personal details of former owners. With a name and address, almost anybody can be found online. Sakawa shows the fraudulent activities of the con artists cheating wealthy westerners to escape poverty, from the perspective of Belgian-Ghanaian director Ben Asamoah, who portrays the perpetrators from his own African perspective. [18]

Sakawa is nominated for the 2019 Award for Best Documentary Feature Film.  

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