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Cargo | A vital call for empathy in troubled times

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:00 AM
The largest Bahamian film project to date, 'Cargo', follows a Bahamian fisherman who transforms into a prolific human smuggler to pay off a gambling debt and provide for his family.

The largest Bahamian film project to date, Cargo examines the world’s refugee crisis from a very local perspective. When his income as a fisherman proves woefully insufficient to cover his son’s school fees, Kevin turns to human smuggling in order to raise desperately needed funds. Kevin finds that he is good at a dangerous yet profitable vocation—good enough to trust himself with smuggling his own girlfriend and her son to the US. But when faced with troubles, Kevin is suddenly forced to reassess his responsibilities. Inspired by true events, Cargo, the latest feature from Bahamian director, Kareem J. Mortimer (Children of God) is a thrilling, vital call for empathy in troubled times. Cargo, produced by Bahamian production company Best Ever Film Ltd., won a 2017 Bahamian Icon Award ahead of its release as well as the Amnesty International Human Rights Award at the 2017 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. The film stars; Warren Brown, GessicaGeneus, Omar J. Dorsey, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Persia White and Sky Nicole Gray.