The Unseen is about art, identity and solitude. It presents three interconnected vignettes that follow three different characters as they slip into spaces in Namibian society mostly unseen. The Unseen was directed by Perivi John Katjavivi.

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6.4
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Critical Consensus: Good.
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Screen Africa

11 Feb 2017
8.0
Starring Antonio David Lyons (American History X, Hotel Rwanda), Mathew Ishitile and Senga Brockerhoff, Perivi Katjavivi’s first feature film The Unseen is a powerful commentary on what it means to be a young person in modern-day Africa. Born in En ...
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News24

11 Feb 2017
8.0
Before the lights dimmed in the cinema, I knew nothing about The Unseen, a new feature from Namibia that’s in competition at the Durban International Film Festival this year. My only reference for a narrative feature from Namibia was a movie here i ...
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Film Actually

11 Feb 2017
6.0
The notion of Africa as a singular country has long perpetuated throughout Western society. Sometimes it’s due to willful ignorance, for others it’s sometimes inadvertent misunderstanding. But even for the more enlightened citizens of thi ...
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Cambridge African Film ...

11 Feb 2017
7.0
When asked by OKayafrica to describe his 2016 debut feature film, director Perivi John Katjavivi described The Unseen as ‘a collection of philosophical musings on what it means to be alive in independent Namibia.’ The black and white film follows ...

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Release Date:

October 7th, 2016 (Busan International Film Festival, South Korea)

Screenplay:

Perivi John Katjavivi

Editor:

Perivi John Katjavivi

Music:

Zethu Mashika, Tha Architekt

Sound:

Tshuutheni Emvula

Language:

English

Runtime:

70 minutes

Cinematography:

Antonius Tsuob

Production Company:

Old Location Films

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