A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa’s apartheid era.
In 1950s South Africa’s apartheid, Amina runs a local café and lives on her own terms, undeterred by the reproving police and the disparaging Indian community. Miriam follows conventions. Her world is confined to being a doting mother to her three children and a subservient wife to her chauvinistic husband Omar. Amina’s charm and strength of character captivate Miriam, who secretly rejoices when Amina accepts a farming job in her backyard. Amina notices her kindness and silent dedication, and the mutual attraction between them grows. The inescapable social distance between them makes them question their feelings, but, during hatred and oppression, their only refuge is love.
Country: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2007
Director: Shamim Sarif
Producer: Hanan Kattan
Writers: Shelley Doty, G.B. Hajim
Cast: Amber Rose Revah, Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth
Available Territories: Worldwide
Winner Best Actress, Dallas Out Takes Festival
Winner Audience Award, Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
Winner Best Achievement in Script Writing, Feature Film, AFTA Golden Horn
Winner Best Achievement in Directing – Feature Film & Best Ensemble, SAFTA Golden Horn,
Winner Audience Award, Best Film, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award, Best Film, Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival
Winner Copper Wing Award, Best Director – World Cinema, Phoenix Film Festival