The World Unseen
In 1950's South Africa, 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 'coloured' business partner. When she meets Miriam, a young wife and mother, their unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her and a chain of events is set in motion that changes both women forever. The World Unseen transports us to a vibrant, colourful world, a world that divides white from black and women from men, but one that might just allow an unexpected love to survive.
About the author:
Writer and director Shamim Sarif is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and director for film and TV. Her debut novel, 'The World Unseen' won the Pendleton May First Novel Award, and the Betty Trask Award.
Her new book, The Athena Protocol, is an all-female action thriller released by HarperCollins in October 2019 as the first in a Young Adult series. The book is currently being developed for the screen.
Shamim's most recent feature as writer/director is Despite the Falling Snow, which released in the US in March 2017. The movie stars Rebecca Ferguson and Charles Dance and is based on her acclaimed second novel published by St Martin's Press and Hodder.
Her first feature film as writer/director, 'I Can't Think Straight' won 11 awards. Her follow up movie 'The World Unseen' based on her award-winning book, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival before garnering 23 awards internationally.
An accomplished speaker, Shamim has spoken at TED events worldwide, at the INK Conference in India and DLD in Munich. Corporate speaking events have included Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Citibank and Disney.
Shamim is a member of the Society of Authors, the WGA, BAFTA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Edited by Mrs. Nobody, 17 April 2020 - 17:20.