Manchester Charity Screening Release

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 Christie’s For Cancer.

Monies raised from the screening will be donated to Christie’s for Cancer in the name of the ‘Coast2Coast’ appeal by Tom Buckley for the Christie’s Young Oncology Unit. Tickets are charged at £20 per seat and monies raised will be donated to Christie’s For Cancer. A post-screening reception will feature an exclusive preview performance of select songs fromThe World Unseen’s singer songwriter Leonie Casanova.

Tom Buckley (23) raised £80,000 for Christie’s For Cancer through his Coast2Coast fundraising walk from the West to the East Coast of England in 18 days. Tom was also awarded ‘Mancunian of the Year 2009’ despite being up against Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Chris Hoy, singer Russell Watson and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey. Further details on ‘Coast2Coast’ and Tom Buckley can be found at:

The World Unseen is a human drama inspired by true stories of Sarif’s grandmother’s 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 Sarif’s 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 &

About Enlightenment Productions Ltd

Enlightenment Productions is a multi-media entertainment company formed in partnership between Hanan Kattan and Shamim Sarif. Based in London and Los Angeles, the company is dedicated to producing, distributing and selling entertaining independent feature films of integrity and individuality, as well as other entertainment media related to its film productions; such as books and soundtracks.

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Press Release Submitted On: May 18, 2009 at 2:07 am
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