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(BORGA (working title))

© Chromosom Film

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2020

DFFB graduate York-Fabian Raabe's feature debut centers on two brothers, Kojo and Yoofi, who are growing up on the electronic waste dump in Ghana's capital of Accra where they make a living by extracting valuable metals by burning and dismantling Western electronic devices. One day, Kojo meets a rich Ghanian from abroad, a Borga. His dream of going abroad is born. Ten years later, he leaves his family behind. Arriving in Germany after a four-year odyssey through the continents, he quickly realizes that he was chasing a myth. Germany does not welcome him with open arms. But going back home isn't an option. Kojo believes that his family will only accept him if he fulfils the image of a wealthy Borga from Germany...