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 splendid start!
4 January 2004 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

At this point I have seen only the opener of this three part series but I am EAGERLY anticipating the rest of it. Controversial. Dramatic. Frank. Brilliant plot. Fine performances. Superb production. This is the sort of thing CBC should be doing and this series proves they can do it well. I have seen nothing better on UK or US television.

Immigration (legal and illegal), racism and multicultural politics are huge Canadian issues. Human Cargo addresses them all in a challenging, mature and accurate manner. This is one of those programs that you will discuss at breakfast next morning!

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