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Borga

Director: York-Fabian Raabe

“Borga” are Ghanaians abroad with an excessive, affluent lifestyle. At least that’s what they want their countrymen to believe….

The two brothers Kojo (Eugene Boateng) and Kofi (Jude Arnold Kurankyi) grow up on the electronic waste dump Agbogbloshie in Ghana’s capital Accra. They earn their living in their father’s (Adjetey Anang) business collecting metals from Western e-waste. One day, Kojo has an encounter with a Borga (Elikem Kumordzie) from Germany that will change his life forever.

When, 10 years later, the opportunity arises to go to Germany himself, the family bond is broken and Kojo begins a five-year odyssey across the continents. Arriving in Germany, he quickly realizes that his dream is only a myth. He is not welcomed with open arms. But a return is out of the question!

His ray of hope is Lina (Christiane Paul), but even with her he tries to fulfill the image he thinks everyone expects of him; the image of Borga.

Learn more about Borga. Click here to visit the official website.

From now until Sunday, Jan. 24, you can watch BORGA at the

Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis
and vote for us.

Here you can find the film: https://ffmop.cinebox.film/

„You people think it’s easy,but most of them are suffering.I know a guy in Germany,and he’s begging for his food.Most of the Borgas don’t say the truth.Because if you really know how it is,you know life abroad sucks.“

SARKODIE "BORGA, BORGA " Sarkodie is a Ghanaian hip hop artist, entertainer and brand ambassador.

Borga

Director: York-Fabian Raabe

“Borga” are Ghanaians abroad with an excessive, affluent lifestyle. At least that’s what they want their countrymen to believe….

The two brothers Kojo (Eugene Boateng) and Kofi (Jude Arnold Kurankyi) grow up on the electronic waste dump Agbogbloshie in Ghana’s capital Accra. They earn their living in their father’s (Adjetey Anang) business collecting metals from Western e-waste. One day, Kojo has an encounter with a Borga (Elikem Kumordzie) from Germany that will change his life forever.

When, 10 years later, the opportunity arises to go to Germany himself, the family bond is broken and Kojo begins a five-year odyssey across the continents. Arriving in Germany, he quickly realizes that his dream is only a myth. He is not welcomed with open arms. But a return is out of the question!

His ray of hope is Lina (Christiane Paul), but even with her he tries to fulfill the image he thinks everyone expects of him; the image of Borga.

Learn more about Borga. Click here to visit the official website.