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Human trafficking gets gritty and artful in this trailer for Live Cargo

03.07.2017

According to DoSomething.org, the average cost of a human slave is $90. Additionally, trafficking primarily involves exploitation which comes in many forms, including: forcing victims into prostitution, subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude and compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography. Some estimates have even calculated that 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation. Can you imagine paying $90 as a way of claiming ownership over another person's life? What manner of human garbage would do such a thing? Alright, before I get carried away even further, let's get to the reason we're all here.

A stark and rather artful trailer for Logan Sandler's LIVE CARGO has just hit our Official JoBlo Movie Clips Youtube Channel, and I must say, it looks opressively gorgeous. Written by Thymaya Payne and Logan Sandler, the film centers on a grieving couple who retreats to a remote Bahamian island where they become entangled in a dangerous turf war between the island's mayor and a greedy human trafficker. Starring Dree Hemingway, Lakeith Stanfield, Robert Wisdom (such a cool name), Sam Dillon, and Leonard Earl Howze, this will be Sandler's first time directing a full-length feature after contributing to the short-films ALL IT WILL EVER BE (2011) and TRACKS (2015).

I'm thinking that I might check this one out. I'm a sucker for a black and white presentation and I'm really digging the cinematography I see in this trailer. While I'm not down with the concept of human trafficking in the least (obviously), I do find that it makes for some compelling subject matter and Sandler's film looks to use the deplorable practice to artful ends with his film. You can check the movie out for yourself when it releases on March 31, 2017.  

Extra Tidbit: According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (citing U.S. Department of Justice reports), nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year. That's more than 2,000 a day. The NCMEC says 203,000 children are kidnapped each year by family members.

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