The World Unseen

Rated PG-13 94 minutes 2008

Set in 1950s South Africa at the beginning of apartheid, 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 black business partner. When she meets Miriam, a young wife and mother, their unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her to a traditional role. 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.

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Director: Shamim Sarif

Writer: Shamim Sarif

Producer: Daisy Allsop, Aseem Bajaj, Hanan Kattan, Brigid Olen, Katherine Priestley and Vikrant Sharma

Cast: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Nandana Sen, Grethe Fox, David Dennis, Bernard White, Colin Moss, Amber Rose Revah and Rajesh Gopie


The World Unseen

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