Director: SHAMIM SARIF
In 1950’s South Africa, apartheid is just beginning. Free-spirited Amina (Sheetal Sheth) has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid led government, by running a fun-ﬁlled café with Jacob, her colored business partner.
When she meets Miriam (Lisa Ray), a young traditional wife and mother, their unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her. As 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? From overcoming oppression to ﬁnding personal freedom, from the hardships of a loveless marriage to the hesitant joy of an unexpected love affair, The World Unseen transports the viewer to a vibrant, colorful world that is universal in its themes. —Tiburon Film Festival
(Reputed to feature ﬁlmdom’s hottest lesbian kiss!)
SOUTH AFRICA/UK • 2007 • 103 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: SHAMIM SARIF