Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The World Unseen

2007 British/South African Feature

Cast: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, David Dennis and Nandana Sen
Writer/Director: Shamim Sarif, adapted from her novel

Two women fall in love during the dawn of apartheid in the racist, sexist and homophobic society that was South Africa.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 24% / Audience: 69%
  • Movie Dearest rating:

  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Dallas OUT TAKES Award for Best Actress (Sheth).
  • Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award for Best Film.
  • Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award for Best Film and Jury Award for Best Director.


  • According to director Shamim Sarif, when this film was sent for consideration to a film festival in Dubai, the DVD was mailed back to them with a note which stated "the subject matter does not exist".
  • Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth also starred together in another Shamim Sarif movie, I Can't Think Straight.

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