January 26, Port-of-Spain – Trafficked, a co-production between Eye On Dependency and Quirky Films has secured its much anticipated US debut at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) to be held in Los Angeles, California from February 4th -15th 2016.
PAFF is the largest and most prestigious festival of its kind in the United States and screens over 150 films from across the globe. USA Today selected PAFF as #3 in their 2015 list of 10 Best Film Festivals in the U.S.
Trafficked is a cautionary tale of three friends who are seduced by a stranger’s wealth and charm, and end up making choices that would change their lives forever. Trafficked is written and directed by Sean Hodgkinson and stars Aaron Charles, Gyerlini Clarke, Kia Rollock with Brett Bengochea, Abdi Waithe, Brendan O’Brien and Thalia Baptiste.
The plot for Trafficked was inspired by real events as told on Garth St. Clair’s radio programme Eye on Dependency by the victims of drug-related crimes.
Trafficked screens on February 5th at 310 pm and February 11th @ 905 pm at the RAVE Cinemas, Baldwin Hills and both screenings will be followed by a Q+A.
Trafficked had its World Premiere at the trinidad + tobago film festival in September 2015 where it copped the award for Best Trinidad and Tobago Feature film and was followed by successful screenings at DIGICEL IMAX and has since screened internationally in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Martinique and The Bahamas.
The film was made possible with the support from First Citizens, NADAPP, The Ministry of Trade and Industry, The Tobago House of Assembly, Toyota, The British High Commission Port of Spain, The Ministry of Tourism, the NLCB and The Ministry of National Security.
Trafficked is dedicated to the memory of Producer Marcia Henville, who passed away in January 2015.
For more information on Trafficked at PAFF, please visit their website at http://www.paff.org/films/
Conngratulations to the Quirky Films and Eye on Dependency teams!