Trafficked heads to Cannes
The award winning film, Trafficked, from Trinidad and Tobago, will have its European Premiere at the Festival International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes. Now in its 13th year, the festival hosts a selection of films from Africa and the Diaspora. The festival runs from April 16th – April 20th, 2016.
Trafficked; a 72 minute feature film, directed by Sean Hodgkinson and presented by Eye On Dependency and Quirky Films; centers around a trio of vacationing friends on a picture perfect Caribbean beach, who are seduced into a dangerous con when they become involved with a charismatic stranger.
Inspired by true events – as told to Garth and Natasha St. Clair, on their award winning radio programme; Eye On Dependency – the film seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of drug trafficking in the Caribbean.
Executive Producer, St. Clair, adds: “The film captures almost perfectly the ills and dangers of Human and Drug Trafficking. Trafficked is not only a fantastic and hair raising film, but it is an important crime fighting tool, and shows the darker side of what people believe is a tropical paradise.”
Trafficked has been subtitled into both Spanish and English, and the team is diligently working on subtitling the film into French for the festival release.
Trafficked stars: – Aaron Charles, Kia Rollock, Gyerlini Clarke, – Brett Bengochea,
and was co-produced by the late Marcia Henville, to whom the film is dedicated. The film’s original score was composed by Phillip and Dax Cartar, from The Cartars.
The Trafficked team expresses their deepest appreciation to the sponsors:
– First Citizens Bank,
– The Ministry of Tourism,
– The National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Programme (NADAPP) – a division of the Ministry of Health,
– The National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB),
– The Tobago House of Assembly,
– The Ministry of National Security,
– The Ministry of Trade and Industry,
and the British High Commission of Port-of-Spain.