Trafficked Premieres in New York City

April 4th, Port-of-Spain – TRAFFICKED, the award winning film from Trinidad and Tobago has secured its much anticipated East Coast Premiere at the New Voices in Black Cinema (NVBC) Festival on April 23rd at 2 pm at the Bam Rose Cinemas, in Brooklyn. The screening will be followed by a Q+A with members of the cast and crew present.

The 6th edition of the NVBC is presented in partnership with BAMcinématek.  The NVBC is a multi-genre film festival of quality movies with the purpose of allowing audiences to appreciate and support quality, independent films from, by, and starring the African, Latino and Caribbean diasporas. The NVBC also provides filmmakers with a platform to showcase their talent on a grand stage where they can develop opportunities for limited distribution and create buzz for future industry contacts.

“Trafficked,” a 72 minute feature film, directed by Sean Hodgkinson, and presented by Eye On Dependency and Quirky Films, centres 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 features:

– Aaron Charles
– Kia Rollock
– Gyerlini Clarke
– Brett Bengochea

Trafficked was co-produced by the late Marcia Henville, to whom the film is dedicated.  The film’s haunting score was composed by Dax and Phillip 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)
– Toyota
– 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

For more information contact: Garth St. Clair / 868-756-6337 or
Sean Hodgkinson / 868 789 7741.