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Ira and Muslim P.O.W dramas among projects pitched at BFI-backed 'Adapt To Film'

Ira and Muslim P.O.W dramas among projects pitched at BFI-backed 'Adapt To Film'

Exclusive: Ten feature projects include drama about First World War camp for Muslim prisoners.

The writers on the inaugural Adapt to Film initiative in the UK are wrapping the five-month programme and pitched their projects to a group of invited industry experts such as producers and agents earlier this week in London.

The scheme, spearheaded by Broadway in Nottingham and run by script and talent development executives Anna Seifert-Speck and Caroline Cooper Charles, was designed for writers adapting source material for film. The scheme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds.

The ten writers and their projects are:

Raisah Ahmed presented Half-Moon Camp, which she is writing based on newspaper articles and original research about a prisoner of war camp in Germany that was home to Muslim prisoners in the First World War.

The Glasgow-based writer is also working on Meet Me By The Water, about a young

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