French Film Festival: Vivre Riche

Joël Akafou, 2017/54 min.  Presented by Matthew Ari Elfenbein, FAU Comparative Studies: For anyone who has ever received an e-mail sent from an unknown African correspondent promising love or riches, this fly-on-thewall documentary about young internet scammers in Abidjan is as enlightening as it is provocative. The film follows Rolex the Portuguese, an ambitious smooth talker who has recently returned to his home in Ivory Coast after trying and failing to strike it rich in neighboring Burkina Faso. Rolex and his buddies spend their days huddled around laptop screens, trying to lure European women into online relationships in hopes of scamming them out of their money.
Free and open to the public

For more information, contact  Viviana Pezzullo  at vpezzullo2016@fau.edu

Monday, February 24 at 5:30pm

Performing Arts, 101
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

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