WEBSITE: The World Unseen ART DIRECTOR: John Beal TRAILER DIRECTOR: Greg McClatchy
Winner – Best Debut Feature Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
SAFTA WINNER OF NINE AWARDS, including Best Director Feature Film (Shamim Sarif) Best Writer Feature Film Best Editor Feature Film Best Supporting Actor (David Dennis) Best Supporting Actress (Natalie Becker) Best Ensemble (Acting) Best Cinematographer (Micheal Downie) Best Production Designer (Tanya Van Tonder) Best Costume Designer (Danielle Knox)
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 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.