CARGO

By Kareem MORTIMER

BEST EVER FILM - as PROD / FIN

Drama - Completed 2017

A sensitive Fisherman transforms into a prolific human smuggler to pay off a gambling debt.

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Miami IFF 2017
Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, Social issues, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • BAHAMAS
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kareem MORTIMER
    • Writer(s)
    • Kareem MORTIMER
    • Producer(s)
    • Alexander YOUNIS, Kareem MORTIMER, Trevite WILLIS, Nicole SYLVESTER, Kristie LUTZ
    • Synopsis
    • 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’s good at this dangerous yet profitable vocation—good enough to trust himself with smuggling his own girlfriend and her son to the US. But when faced with having to abandon refugees at sea far from Miami shores, Kevin is suddenly forced to reassess his responsibilities.

      Inspired by true events, Cargo examines the world’s refugee crisis from a very local perspective. The largest Bahamian film project to date, this latest feature from Kareem J. Mortimer is a thrilling, vital call for empathy in troubled times.

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