Ben Asamoah (TBA)

DOC LOUNGE: sawaka og swatted

DOC LOUNGE Aarhus presents the short film SWATTED and the documentary SAWAKA – on an evening that is all about internet scams.

Join us on a journey into the brand new computer age! Experience two films that reveal the unknown sides of the Internet.

We begin the evening with the short film SWATTED. The film reveals a new and lethal side to online gaming, where the gamers are turned into the prey themselves – at times with a deadly outcome.

After a short break, we go to the garbage fields of Ghana, in search of the emails promising love, lost milions from unknown, forgotten diamond mines or other!

The documentary film SAKAWA shows how from old laptops and cell phones, which the West itself has dumped in Ghana, young men and women seduce their carefully selected victims over the Internet with SAWAKA –  a mixture of spam and black magic.

If just one desperate American or European takes the bait, it’s like winning the lottery, and the hunt begins.

The Ghanaian-Belgian filmmaker Ben Asamoah has with the use of humour, bite and absurdity, in his film SAKAWA depicted a deeply traditional society that survives with the use of old computers and the identity of other people.

We have invited Ben Asamoah for a Q&A after the film (TBA).

19:00 Door opens
19:10 Short film: SWATTED
19:30 Short break
19:40 Documentary SAKAWA
21:05 Q&A with filmmaker Ben Asamoah (TBA)

Price 75 kr. / 50 kr. students
DOC LOUNGE sells tickets via Place2book. 

The film is with English subtitles and the talk with Ben Asamoah (TBA) will be in English too. 

The event is organized by DOC LOUNGE Aarhus, and all questions about the event are addressed to DOC LOUNGE, which also handles ticket purchases.
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  • Age group:

  • Duration:

    ca.120 min.
  • Film maker

    Ben Asamoah (TBA)
  • Language and subtitles

    English subtitles
  • Price

    50-75 DKK
    Tickets must be purchased through DOC LOUNGE Aarhus

Accessibility conditions

The theatre is on ground floor and easy to access. Please do contact us in advance, if you are a wheelchair user and visits us to sexperience a performance. Then we can find the best seat for you.

Unfortunately, a few performances are not accesable by wheelchair – in that case it will be mentioned under ‘Info’ on the specific performance page on this website.

Parking conditions

It is possible to park in short distance from the theatre – against a fee. Look for Navitas, Q-park at Havnens perle and Q-park at the Z-house/Z-huset.