Borga

Director: York-Fabian Raabe

„Borga“ are Ghanaians who achieved wealth and success abroad: at least that is what they tell their fellow countrymen…

Two brothers, Kojo and Kofi, spend their childhood on an electrical scrap heap recycling waste in Agbogbloshi. They earn income collecting usable metals from the dump and burning them. One day Kojo meets a Borga, who found his wealth and success in Germany. 10 years later Kojo leaves his family behind and embarks on his own travels to find happiness there. After a 5-year journey he finally arrives at his destination to become what he so desires: a Borga. But on arrival he quickly realizes that his dream is a myth. Germany does not greet him with open arms; in fact, nobody wants him. But returning is not an option: he has to fulfil the image of a successful Borga, and will do so by any means possible.

„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 who achieved wealth and success abroad: at least that is what they tell their fellow countrymen…

Two brothers, Kojo and Kofi, spend their childhood on an electrical scrap heap recycling waste in Agbogbloshi. They earn income collecting usable metals from the dump and burning them. One day Kojo meets a Borga, who found his wealth and success in Germany. 10 years later Kojo leaves his family behind and embarks on his own travels to find happiness there. After a 5-year journey he finally arrives at his destination to become what he so desires: a Borga. But on arrival he quickly realizes that his dream is a myth. Germany does not greet him with open arms; in fact, nobody wants him. But returning is not an option: he has to fulfil the image of a successful Borga, and will do so by any means possible.