Trafficked to premiere in US at Pan African Film and Arts Festival in Los Angeles


PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – Trafficked, a film co-produced by Quirky Films and Eye On Dependency, will debut in Los Angeles at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival that will be held from February 4 until February 15, 2016.

Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) is the largest and most prestigious festival of its kind in the United States and screens over 150 films from across the globe. USA Today selected PAFF as #3 in their 2015 list of 10 Best Film Festivals in the US.

Trafficked is a cautionary tale of three friends who are seduced by a stranger’s wealth and charm, and end up making choices that would change their lives forever. Trafficked is written and directed by Sean Hodgkinson and stars Aaron Charles, Gyerlini Clarke, Kia Rollock with Brett Bengochea, Abdi Waithe, Brendan O’Brien and Thalia Baptiste.

The plot for Trafficked was inspired by real events as told on Garth St. Clair’s radio program Eye on Dependency by the victims of drug-related crimes.

Trafficked screens on February 5 at 3:10 pm and February 11 at 9:05 pm at the RAVE Cinemas, Baldwin Hills and both screenings will be followed by a Q+A.

Trafficked had its World Premiere at the trinidad + tobago film festival in September 2015 where it copped the award for Best Trinidad and Tobago Feature film and was followed by successful screenings at DIGICEL IMAX and has since screened internationally in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Martinique and The Bahamas.

The film was made possible with the support from First Citizens, NADAPP, The Ministry of Trade and Industry, The Tobago House of Assembly, Toyota, The British High Commission Port of Spain, The Ministry of Tourism, the NLCB and The Ministry of National Security.

Trafficked is dedicated to the memory of Producer Marcia Henville, who passed away in January 2015.