November 3rd 2016, Port-of-Spain – TRAFFICKED, a film by the international award-winning director Sean Hodgkinson has been accepted into the 31st Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
This marks the 20th time the film is being viewed by international audiences within one year of its premiere at the 2015 Trinidad and Tobago film festival where it was awarded best local feature.
“This entire journey has surpassed our wildest dreams,” Hodgkinson said. “The Quirky Family can stand tall wherever they are in the world as we have surely made Trinidad and Tobago proud. We have represented the Caribbean on the world stage and have done a great job.”
“Trafficked is based on a true story so we also really have to thank Eye On Dependency for sharing the stories of those people who have experienced these horrors. I hope that this film continues to bring the reality of human and drug trafficking to people around the world. In September, a Polish man swallowed 53 pellets equaling half a kilo of cocaine before he boarded a flight out of Trinidad to Miami so for the Trafficked team, attending the festival is very timely.”
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is happening from November 4-20 and Trafficked screens on Sunday November 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Centre Theatre.
“We are very thankful to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival for choosing us,” said Tracey Alonzo, Chief Operations Officer of Quirky Films. “This is a great indication that the Quirky brand continues to grow from strength to strength.”
“The Trafficked team would really like to thank all of our sponsors who made this project possible,” Alonzo continued. “We extend our sincerest appreciation to First Citizens Bank, Toyota, The Ministry of Tourism, The Ministry of Trade, The Ministry of National Security, The National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Programme (NADAPP), The National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB), The Tobago House of Assembly and The British High Commission of Port-of-Spain.”
Coming up to Fort Lauderdale, Trafficked screened to sold out audiences in Toronto and Barbados. In September, it was an official selection of the Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Toronto and in Barbados, it screened at the Barbados Visual Media Arts Festival in October.
For more information please visit http://www.fliff.com/movies/caribbean-day-4-films-1-party/