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Cargo

New Zealand / Czech Republic, 2008 (MIFF 2008, Shorts)

Director: Leo Woodhead

Cargo is a realistic and powerful film that portrays a young boy's descent into the world of child trafficking. Believing he is about to cross a border to a new life, the young runaway instead discovers he is to be sold as a human slave. Through a remarkable moment of pity, he is spared - but the reprieve comes at a huge personal cost.


D/S/P Leo Woodhead P Vanessa Alexander
TD 35mm/2008/12 mins WS New Zealand Film Commission

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