Money can't save your life
Our film gives us a momentarily glance in the daily lives of some fairly new practitioners. It seems that everyone needs money in order to survive. One Dollar (28) is a young father who wants to migrate to Italy. In the end he wants to achieve the same level of success as his friend and mentor who can be considered as a more successful Sakawa practitioner.
Ama (25) is a single mother who lives with her son Kojo (6) in a single room. To earn a living, she sells onions at the local market. Financial stress has triggered her to give Sakawa a chance in order to realise her dream of opening a hair salon one day. They both seek the guidance of more experienced practitioners and visit Voodoo Priests to raise their chances for a better life.
The dramatic structure of the film is based on one single question: will they be able to improve their situation with the help of Sakawa or will their living conditions become worse? Following their stories I want to show that Sakawa is not only a criminal practice, but a means of survival. There is no black and white. Every character acts according to his or her own convictions. None of them are good, none of them are bad.