22 May, 2009

"Abi Morgan: How I put the Taliban on stage"

The Guardian:

"The urge to write kicked in. Here was a chance to illuminate a world where school is a luxury, and where the decision to become a teacher in Afghanistan - particularly a female teacher - could mean courting death. I wrote quickly, fuelled by this urgency - a half-marathon rather than the full 26 miles, but still. After years of writing for television and films (including the screenplay for Brick Lane and Channel 4's Sex Traffic), it felt good to finish."

Article in full.

Morgan also wrote the BAFTA winning White Girl.

Read it here. (via the BBC Writersroom)

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