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Nthati Moshesh ...  Odette 3 episodes, 2004
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ...  Youssef 3 episodes, 2004
Veena Sood ...  Sangita Desai 3 episodes, 2004
Wright Ngubeni Wright Ngubeni ...  Noba 3 episodes, 2004
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Bart Anderson Bart Anderson ...  Mike Hay 3 episodes, 2004
Michelle Goh ...  Li Dan-Yi 3 episodes, 2004
Eugene Lipinski ...  Anthony Dalton 3 episodes, 2004
Leslie Hope ...  Charlene Fischer 3 episodes, 2004
Devin Douglas Drewitz ...  Cameron Fischer 3 episodes, 2004
Mina E. Mina Mina E. Mina ...  Mr. Roweis 3 episodes, 2004
Sethlabi Taunyane Sethlabi Taunyane ...  John 3 episodes, 2004
Sello Motloung Sello Motloung ...  Officer 3 episodes, 2004
Nicola Hanekom Nicola Hanekom ...  Tamara 3 episodes, 2004
Andre Odendaal Andre Odendaal ...  Hans 3 episodes, 2004
Nakedi Ribane Nakedi Ribane ...  Chena 3 episodes, 2004
Welile Namra Welile Namra ...  Rebel Soldier #1 3 episodes, 2004
Freedom Hadebe Freedom Hadebe ...  Rebel Soldier #2 3 episodes, 2004
Levi Monaisa Levi Monaisa ...  Paramilitary 3 episodes, 2004
Antonio Summerton Antonio Summerton ...  Rebel Leader 3 episodes, 2004
Sechaba Morojele Sechaba Morojele ...  Somali 3 episodes, 2004
Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe ...  Jabari 3 episodes, 2004
Odidi Mfenyana Odidi Mfenyana ...  Philip 3 episodes, 2004
Juwairrhiyah Mankopane Juwairrhiyah Mankopane ...  Philomena 3 episodes, 2004
Lona Mncanyelwa Lona Mncanyelwa ...  Cola 3 episodes, 2004
Duncan Lawson Duncan Lawson ...  Brad 3 episodes, 2004
Simo Mogwaza Simo Mogwaza ...  Tutsi Man's Son 3 episodes, 2004
Sizwe Msutu Sizwe Msutu ...  Soldier 3 episodes, 2004
Zak Santiago ...  Ramirez 3 episodes, 2004
Rob Bruner ...  Malcolm 3 episodes, 2004
Lexa Doig ...  Rachel Sanders 3 episodes, 2004
Dion Luther ...  Hearing Officer 3 episodes, 2004
Rondel Reynoldson ...  Female Immigration Officer 3 episodes, 2004
William MacDonald ...  Davis 3 episodes, 2004
Dan Joffre ...  Marcus Cabalan 3 episodes, 2004
Don Ackerman ...  Morris Hannah 3 episodes, 2004
Grace Park ...  Taiwanese Woman #1 3 episodes, 2004
Li Li Cook Li Li Cook ...  Taiwanese Woman #2 3 episodes, 2004
Camyar Chai Camyar Chai ...  Mahmoud 3 episodes, 2004
Nicola Crosbie Nicola Crosbie ...  Intel Anchor 3 episodes, 2004
Gerard Plunkett ...  Daniel 3 episodes, 2004
Jazmin Bacani Jazmin Bacani ...  Yolande 3 episodes, 2004
Reg Tupper ...  Frank Carstens 3 episodes, 2004
David Hurtubise David Hurtubise ...  Customs Officer #1 3 episodes, 2004
Sarah Lind ...  Edith 3 episodes, 2004
Alistair Abell ...  Male Paramedic 3 episodes, 2004
Jeanie Cloutier ...  Female Paramedic 3 episodes, 2004
Ed Hong-Louie Ed Hong-Louie ...  Gardener 3 episodes, 2004
James Tsai James Tsai ...  Undercover #1 3 episodes, 2004
Desiree Zurowski ...  Undercover #2 3 episodes, 2004
Rick Tae ...  Mandarin Translator 3 episodes, 2004
Colleen Winton ...  Woman RCMP #1 3 episodes, 2004
Jim Francis ...  Airport Immigration Officer #2 3 episodes, 2004
Parm Soor ...  Mr. Saravanapavan 3 episodes, 2004
Seth Ranaweera ...  Tamil Lawyer 3 episodes, 2004
Robyn Kelly Robyn Kelly ...  Ginette Larose 3 episodes, 2004
Tom Butler ...  Prime Minister 3 episodes, 2004
Mohammed Younis Javeid Mohammed Younis Javeid ...  Iman #2 3 episodes, 2004
Mig Macario ...  Motel Manager 3 episodes, 2004
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Eileen Pedde ...  Peggy 3 episodes, 2004
Jillian Marie Jillian Marie ...  Scarlet 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 moving multifaceted look at the human stories of the refugees in today's headlines
13 January 2004 | by tedbearSee 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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