Human Cargo (2004)

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A riveting thriller shot on location in Vancouver and South Africa, HUMAN CARGO is an unflinching look at the world of refugees in the post 9/11 world and of the people who sacrifice their ... See full summary »

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A riveting thriller shot on location in Vancouver and South Africa, HUMAN CARGO is an unflinching look at the world of refugees in the post 9/11 world and of the people who sacrifice their lives to help or hinder them. This stark miniseries features an international cast, from Canada, South Africa, Nigeria, Palestine, and Turkey, including Oscar nominee, Kate Nelligan (The Prince of Tides), Nicholas Campbell(Da Vinci's Inquest), Bayo Akinfemi, Myriam Acharki,Cara Pifko, Nthati Moshesh, Sam Kalilieh. Six stories intersect explosively on the front lines of the world's refugee crises: At the Canada-U.S. border crossing, four Honduran boys are found dead in a produce truck, and Jerry Fischer, a committed refugee lawyer suddenly finds himself involved in an Afghani woman's refugee claim which forces him to choose between his family, his work, and his life. Nina Wade, an ambitious right-wing politician, goes down in flames in a federal by-election and is parachuted into the Refugee Board, ... Written by Anonymous

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A moving multifaceted look at the human stories of the refugees in today's headlines
13 January 2004 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

All is not black in white in this superb dramatization of the real story behind today's headlines of persons from various countries attempting to enter Canada from war torn, poverty stricken countries . In a beautifully filmed, wonderfully acted and directed masterpiece, we see `Boat people' from China off the coast, Islamic fanatics caught at the US Border entering Canada from the south, modern day `slaves' escaping horrible conditions in African mines. Kate Nelligan , one of the finest actors in the world today is fantastic as a Canadian immigration board member who must confront her racist attitudes as she listens to the horror stories of the cross section of humanity that she must judge each day. All this while her own daughter is on the front lines volunteering as an aid worker in the midst of an ethnic cleansing war in Africa. The various stories are ingeniously intertwined in a drama that you just can't leave. Shown on the CBC in Canada, this should definitely be required viewing for everyone in the rest of the world. This is the best mini series that I have seen in my 50 years of watching American and Canadian television.

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