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The World Unseen

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Synopsis

In 1950s South Africa, apartheid is just beginning. Free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid-led government, by running a café with Jacob her 'coloured' business partner. When she meets Miriam, a young traditional wife and mother, their unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her. When Amina helps Miriam’s sister-in-law to hide from the police, a chain of events is set in motion that changes both women forever. In a system that divides white from black and women from men, what chance is there for an unexpected love to survive?

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
110 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Shamim Sarif
Producer
Hanan Kattan
Screenwriter
Based on the novel written by Shamim Sarif
Director of Photography
Mike Downie
Principal Cast
Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, David Dennis, Nandana Sen, Colin Moss

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Production Company

Enlightenment Productions
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