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...  Odette 3 episodes, 2004
...  Youssef 3 episodes, 2004
...  Sangita Desai 3 episodes, 2004
Wright Ngubeni ...  Noba 3 episodes, 2004
...  Sergeant Macavoy 3 episodes, 2004
...  Ahmed 3 episodes, 2004
...  Peter Fowler 3 episodes, 2004
Bart Anderson ...  Mike Hay 3 episodes, 2004
...  Li Dan-Yi 3 episodes, 2004
...  Anthony Dalton 3 episodes, 2004
...  Charlene Fischer 3 episodes, 2004
...  Cameron Fischer 3 episodes, 2004
Mina E. Mina ...  Mr. Roweis 3 episodes, 2004
Sethlabi Taunyane ...  John 3 episodes, 2004
Sello Motloung ...  Officer 3 episodes, 2004
Nicola Hanekom ...  Tamara 3 episodes, 2004
Andre Odendaal ...  Hans 3 episodes, 2004
Nakedi Ribane ...  Chena 3 episodes, 2004
Welile Namra ...  Rebel Soldier #1 3 episodes, 2004
Freedom Hadebe ...  Rebel Soldier #2 3 episodes, 2004
Levi Monaisa ...  Paramilitary 3 episodes, 2004
Antonio Summerton ...  Rebel Leader 3 episodes, 2004
Sechaba Morojele ...  Somali 3 episodes, 2004
...  Jabari 3 episodes, 2004
Odidi Mfenyana ...  Philip 3 episodes, 2004
Juwairrhiyah Mankopane ...  Philomena 3 episodes, 2004
Lona Mncanyelwa ...  Cola 3 episodes, 2004
Duncan Lawson ...  Brad 3 episodes, 2004
Simo Mogwaza ...  Tutsi Man's Son 3 episodes, 2004
Sizwe Msutu ...  Soldier 3 episodes, 2004
...  Ramirez 3 episodes, 2004
...  Malcolm 3 episodes, 2004
...  Rachel Sanders 3 episodes, 2004
...  Hearing Officer 3 episodes, 2004
...  Female Immigration Officer 3 episodes, 2004
...  Davis 3 episodes, 2004
...  Marcus Cabalan 3 episodes, 2004
...  Morris Hannah 3 episodes, 2004
...  Taiwanese Woman #1 3 episodes, 2004
Li Li Cook ...  Taiwanese Woman #2 3 episodes, 2004
Camyar Chai ...  Mahmoud 3 episodes, 2004
Nicola Crosbie ...  Intel Anchor 3 episodes, 2004
...  Daniel 3 episodes, 2004
Jazmin Bacani ...  Yolande 3 episodes, 2004
...  Frank Carstens 3 episodes, 2004
David Hurtubise ...  Customs Officer #1 3 episodes, 2004
...  Edith 3 episodes, 2004
...  Male Paramedic 3 episodes, 2004
...  Female Paramedic 3 episodes, 2004
Ed Hong-Louie ...  Gardener 3 episodes, 2004
James Tsai ...  Undercover #1 3 episodes, 2004
...  Undercover #2 3 episodes, 2004
...  Mandarin Translator 3 episodes, 2004
...  Woman RCMP #1 3 episodes, 2004
...  Airport Immigration Officer #2 3 episodes, 2004
...  Mr. Saravanapavan 3 episodes, 2004
...  Tamil Lawyer 3 episodes, 2004
Robyn Kelly ...  Ginette Larose 3 episodes, 2004
...  Prime Minister 3 episodes, 2004
Mohammed Younis Javeid ...  Iman #2 3 episodes, 2004
...  Motel Manager 3 episodes, 2004
Susan Bain ...  Doctor 3 episodes, 2004
...  Peggy 3 episodes, 2004
Jillian Marie ...  Scarlet 3 episodes, 2004
...  Senior Customs Officer 3 episodes, 2004
...  Mr. Sanjay Desai 3 episodes, 2004
Robert Manitopyes ...  Paolo 3 episodes, 2004
Carlos Fetherstonhaugh ...  Santos 3 episodes, 2004
...  Farm Worker #1 3 episodes, 2004
...  Intel Pundit #1 3 episodes, 2004
...  Coast Guard Officer 3 episodes, 2004
...  RCMP Officer 3 episodes, 2004
...  Forensics 3 episodes, 2004
Stephen Park ...  Morgue Attendant 3 episodes, 2004
...  Airport Immigration Officer 3 episodes, 2004
...  Immigration Officer #1 3 episodes, 2004
Mark Gash ...  Immigration Officer #2 3 episodes, 2004
Ahmad Sharmrou ...  Arab Man 3 episodes, 2004
...  BBC Officer 3 episodes, 2004
...  Uniformed City Cop 3 episodes, 2004
John Destry ...  Produce Truck Driver 3 episodes, 2004
Myriam Acharki ...  Naila Zalmi 3 episodes, 2004
...  Moses 3 episodes, 2004
...  Customs Inspector 3 episodes, 2004
...  Jery Fisher 3 episodes, 2004
...  Imam 3 episodes, 2004
...  Female RCMP #1 3 episodes, 2004
Tumisho Masha ...  Eyob 3 episodes, 2004
...  Nina Wade 3 episodes, 2004
...  Helen Wade 3 episodes, 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 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 convincing tract for Canadian Immigration Department
13 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Like the main character Jery Fisher(Nicholas Campbell), this mini-series does it's very best to convince us that immigrants deserve the right to come to Canada as it is likely a better alternative to their previous home. The clients that Fisher supports are not saints either: one is a rude chauvinist; another associates with Mid East terrorists. Still, Fisher, the soft toughie(like Campbell's TV alter ego Dominic DaVinci) supports them at the risk of his own social life and well being. What I was amazed with was the casting which took Canadian actors from all genres: Dan Joffre(a co-star with Campbell on the dramatic series DAVINCI'S INQUEST) is a comedic actor by nature, Cara Pifko is a light romantic actress( as in the TV series OUR HERO and her new, equally impressive series THIS IS WONDERLAND), and Eugene Lipinski is a serious dramatic actor. To round things off, we have the well rounded R.H. Thompson who's becoming the mini-series king, Canada's answer to Richard Chamberlain. The mini-series that this most reminds me of is ROOTS as they share the same two continents and similar themes. The scene where Moses, the African teacher, is fleeing his oppressors after being cut on the foot is reminiscent of Kunta Kinte. Overall, the series is overlong but enlightening.


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