Movies For Lesbians - The World Unseen
Synopsis: The world unseen was initially a novel by Shamim Sarif which was converted to film in 2007. A Story about race, lesbian love, betrayal, poverty and love set in 1952 South Africa
and Omar are a poor Asian South African couple with 2 children and a
third on the way. There poverty and failure of their marriage is
immediately apparent. Miriam however is the traditional, subservient,
obedient wife to her arrogant and unfaithful husband. Omar see's his
wife's role in life to be to obey him, have children, preferably sons
and minding the store at home.
is a free spirited and independent South African Asian with some Black
ancestry. In 1952 South Africa, a true rebel who shunned the
conservative expectations her indian community had of her i.e marry a
nice asian man and have children, and seeks to live life on her own
ideals spill over into and probably is partly responsible for the
success of her restaurant, the location cafe, which she co-owns with
Jacob a 'coloured' man with his own set of problems.
a black south African man,
gentle in spirit but unfortunately secretly in love with Madeleine, the
local post mistress and a regular in the location cafe. Madeleine is
white, Jacob is black and it's 1952 South Africa.
and Miriam meet, the attraction they feel for each other is instant and
pretty strong. For the free spirited Amina this is not too
difficult to come to terms with.
for housewife, traditional Miriam, the attraction and it's
consequencies often prove too much, too intense, too different and too
a society where homosexuality is taboo, apartheid reigns, and the
highest expectations for a woman are to get married and have children,
will Miriam and Amina's love come to be. Will Jacob get his girl
The World Unseen Video Trailer
sometimes difficult to watch story that puts some of the more ugly
aspects of our society in plain viewing, this film addresses difficult
and complicated issues
This movie is quite different from Shamim Sarif other lesbian interest movie, 'I can't think straight'. Where that movie is all glitz and glamor, the world unseen is dark and sad and provocative
The World Unseen lesbian Interest Movie By Shamim