“CARGO,” by Bahamian filmmaker, Kareem Mortimer to screen at UA Court Street Theater in Brooklyn, this August
The Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA), through its distribution platform, Studio Anansi Tv, is excited to partner with Best Ever Film, Artist Rights Distribution and TUGG, for the theatrical release of “Cargo,” by Kareem Mortimer, the director of “Children of God,” in the United States.
The film which premiered in 2017 at the Miami International Film Festival, went on to win the Amnesty International Human Rights Prize for Film that same year, and has gone on to become the highest grossing Bahamian film, to date.
Described as “an ambitious and engrossing drama,” by the Trinidad Guardian, “Cargo,” tells the story of a fisherman, Kevin, who turns to human smuggling in order to raise the funds he needs to pay for his son’s school fees. Kevin soon learns he’s good at this very dangerous, but profitable life, and even agrees to smuggle his girlfriend and her son. However, when faced with having to make the choice between himself and his illegal cargo, Kevin is forced to confront who he truly is. Inspired by true events, Cargo examines the world’s refugee crisis from a Caribbean perspective.
“Cargo,” written and directed by Kareem Mortimer, and starring Warren Brown (“Strike Back”), Gessica Généus, Jimmy Jean Loius (“Heroes”), Persia White (“The Vampire Diaries”), Omar J. Dorsey (Halloween), and Jamie Donnelly (Black Mass), comes to the UA Court Street Theater, on August 14, 2019.
Since its release in 2018, the film has screened theatrically in The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname, Aruba, Curacao, Grenada, Antigua, St. Lucia and the Cayman Islands. In the US, it has screened so far in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and will be screening in Altamonte Springs, Florida, Delmont, Pennsylvania, Brooklyn NY (CAFA), Mason City, Iowa, and Houston, Texas.
Want to see “Cargo,” on the big screen? Pick up your tickets here, today!!
We must sell 71 tickets by August 6 to guarantee the film will be seen in the theater.