Documentary about internet dating

24 Aug

This engaging documentary follows their tumultuous love story.MORE For years, twice-divorced airport garage attendant Steven has been writing to numerous women through an online dating site that specializes in connecting Western men with Asian women. He falls for a 24-year-old woman across the Pacific entirely through pictures and email.Fraudsters in Ghana show us how they use internet scams to steal thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims all over the globe.While Nigeria's scammers may have written the book on West African internet fraud, their shtick looks like Compu Serve compared to what's going on in Ghana.Without an open mind, and a little bit of his own open source and hacker philosophy, he wouldn’t have gone on this wonderful journey.LOVE HACKING is Jenni Nelson’s thesis film for her MFA degree in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University.

Taking a page from cyberpunk, traditional West African Juju priests adapted their services to the needs of the information age and started leading down-on-their-luck internet scammers through strange and costly rituals designed to increase their powers of persuasion and make their emails irresistible to greedy Americans.A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.Support this wonderful documentary by donating to her project on Kickstarter.The Kickstarter project will fund 25% of the budget of the film, and she’s already at ,925 of her ,000 funding goal with 11 days left!