London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 18, 2007 -- Enlightenment Films and the Sarif Kattan Foundation will host an exclusive Manchester Charity Screening of The World Unseen and Q&A with award winning director and novelist Shamim Sarif and producer Hanan Kattan at AMC Cinemas Manchester, Deansgate on Saturday 21 March, 4pm in aid of Christieâs For Cancer.
Monies raised from the screening will be donated to Christieâs for Cancer in the name of the âCoast2Coastâ appeal by Tom Buckley for the Christieâs Young Oncology Unit. Tickets are charged at Â£20 per seat and monies raised will be donated to Christieâs For Cancer. A post-screening reception will feature an exclusive preview performance of select songs fromThe World Unseenâs singer songwriter Leonie Casanova.
Tom Buckley (23) raised Â£80,000 for Christieâs For Cancer through his Coast2Coast fundraising walk from the West to the East Coast of England in 18 days. Tom was also awarded âMancunian of the Year 2009â despite being up against Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Chris Hoy, singer Russell Watson and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey. Further details on âCoast2Coastâ and Tom Buckley can be found at: http://www.justgiving.com/thebuckers.
The World Unseen is a human drama inspired by true stories of Sarifâs grandmotherâs life in South Africa during the 1950s when apartheid began its treacherous grip on the country, leaving individuals to deal with a long battle for independence and identity.
Shamim Sarifâs debut novel The World Unseen was published to critical acclaim, going on to win the Pendleton May First Novel Award, the prestigious Betty Trask Award and was selected as The Star Book Of The Week in South Africa. The World Unseen has gone on to win numerous awards, including: 11 Awards at the 2009 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), World Cinema Best Director Award at Phoenix International Film Festival and the Best Motion Picture Award at the Paris Feminist &