Trinidadian film “Trafficked” goes to Cannes

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As the Trinidad and Tobago film industry continues to thrive, the twin island republic recently announced that Trafficked (an award-winning film directed by Sean Hodgkinson, 2015) will make its European premiere at the 13th Festival International du Film Pan Africain de Cannes on April 16-20, 2016. [Also see Film Review: “Trafficked”.]

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 program, 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 first premiered at the trinidad +tobago film festival in September 2015 and earned the title for Best Local Feature Film. The award-winning film was also featured at the  Bahamas International Film Festival 2015, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2015, Festival del Global Cine Dominicano 2015,  Martinique International Film Festival 2015, Pan African Film Festival 2016, and New Voices in Black Cinema 2016.

[Many thanks to Cherise Stevens for this item.]

For more on the film, see review by Ian Royer at http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2015-09-18/quirky-films-take-dark-turn-trafficked

Also see http://www.ttfilmfestival.com/film-synopsis/trafficked/

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