CARGO

World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Kareem J Mortimer

Country: Bahamas
Language: English

Running Time: 110min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Knight Competition

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.

Presented in collaboration with Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival


CARGO screens with SUGAR

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SHOWTIMES

Sunday March 5th @ 6:00pm REGAL 17 Add to Schedule

Sunday March 12th @ 8:15pm REGAL 17 Add to Schedule

credits

Director: Kareem J Mortimer
Producer: Kareem Mortimer, Alexander Younis, Nicole Sylvester, Kristie Lutz, Trevite Willis
Screenwriter: Kareem J Mortimer

Music: Nathan Matthew David
Cinematographer: Ian Bloom
Editor: Phyllis Housen

Cast: Warren Brown, Gessica Geneus, Omar Dorsey, Persia White, Sky Nicole Grey, Jamie Donnelly, Jimmy Jean Louis

Kareem J Mortimer

Kareem J. Mortimer is a Bahamian filmmaker. His directorial credits include the short film “Float” (07), the documentaries Charted Course (07) and I Am Not a Dummy (09) and the fiction features Children of God (10), which premiered at Miami Film Festival, and Cargo (17).

Sponsors

  • knight-foundation
  • Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival