June 1, 2019 | 5.15pm | Palazzo del Turismo

Online Crooks, Stealing Hearts (and Wallets)

Screening of the film shortlisted in the “Investigative Long” section, followed by a Q&A with the authors. Free entry.

Screenings & Awards

DIG Awards “Investigative Long”, screening
Online Crooks, Stealing Hearts (and Wallets)
by Isabelle Ducret e Olga Baillif [Switzerland 2018, 52′ (v.o. sott.)]

Sentimental scams often leave in their wake men and women both ruined and sentimentally broken. Bernard dreamed of a tender retirement alongside a young Frenchwoman. Julie thought she had found love with her handsome and considerate German.

Mostly based in Africa, the hustlers hide behind fake attractive Facebook profiles pictures of Westerners and seduce their prey after meeting them on social networks or dating sites. Journalists investigate.