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Arati Kadav's Cargo to have American premiere at SXSW Film Festival in March 

The festival will be held on 13 - 22 March 2020. 

Shriram Iyengar

Arati Kadav's sci-fi feature debut, Cargo, will join 102 features and episodes at the 27th edition of the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in March. The film has been selected as part of the Global Screening Section in the festival. 

The film, featuring Vikrant Massey and Shweta Tripathi, revolved around a futuristic world where rakshasas (demons) help in the transition of human souls after death. The film premiered at the 21st Mumbai Film Festival in October 2019 under the Spotlight section.

Cargo marked Kadav's directorial debut, and was well recieved at the film festival. The film was among the rare sci-fi films to release last year. 

The film will be part of seven films in the global section that seeks to explore the international filmmaking talent 'featuring innovative narratives, artful documentaries, premieres, festival favourites etc'. 

The South By Southwest Film Festival takes place in Austin, Texas, and will see 102 features and episodics shown across the span of nine days this year. This year's film festival will open with Judd Apatow's The King Of Staten Island. The complete list of the films, and the festival schedule will be released on 5 February. 

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