Enlightenment Productions | The World Unseen
Enlightenment Productions is an award-winning film and TV production company based in London and founded in partnership between producer Hanan Kattan and writer and director Shamim Sarif.
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The World Unseen

Synopsis:

Free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid-led government, by running a cafe 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?
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, colourful world that is universal in its themes.

KEY CAST

MIRIAM — LISA RAY
AMINA — SHEETAL SHETH
OMAR — PARVIN DABAS
JACOB — DAVID DENNIS
MADELEINE — GRETHE FOX
MR HARJAN — BERNARD WHITE

KEY CREW

DIRECTOR/WRITER — SHAMIM SARIF
PRODUCER — HANAN KATTAN
EDITOR — DAVID MARTIN

The World Unseen is a small film that packs quite a punch. It covers the personal and the political, but is never heavy-handed…A film fest favourite (and prize winner), The World Unseen is engaging and intelligent. Toronto Sun

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