The World Unseen/ 2007
The World Unseen is a depressing movie, not because anyone died. But because of the world the characters live in. The movie is set place in Cape Town, South Africa, in the days when discrimination, segregation and police brutality is nothing out of the ordinary. Not only is there racial discrimination, but also oppression of women, arranged marriages, and retaliation against victim of rape. There is a nonstop demonstration of just how unfair the world is.
Despite all this inequality and unfairness, the protagonist, an Indian woman named Amelia, stands strong and resists the harshness of the world. She is a helpful hand during dire time, but because of her ideals, is considered as an outsider to the Indian community.
Through her actions, she inspired a regular housewife Mariam to think and to stand up for herself, enough to speak her mind against her chauvinistic husband. The main message of this movie is to believe in what is right and to stand strong, no matter how the world treats you, or what other says.
Lisa Ray as Miriam (the housewife)
Sheetal Sheth as Amina (the trouser girl)
Parvin Dabas as Omar (the cheating husband)
Natalie Becker as Farah (the seductive sister-in-law)
David Dennis as Jacob (the Black guy)
Grethe Fox as Madeleine Smith (the White post office lady a.k.a. Jacob’s love interest)