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“I aspire to challenge and provoke. But also to celebrate the resilience of the human spirit. To celebrate solidarity and community.”

Faryal Velmi is a screenwriter

Faryal Velmi in conversation with Jonny Wright

Exploring the resilience and tenacity required for a writer’s life


Faryal is a screenwriter based in London. Having spent a decade running the Disability rights charity Transport for All based in Brixton – her work is inspired by campaigns for social justice and the multi-cultural tapestry of city life.

Faryal’s credits include writing on the Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge and she is currently developing a number of TV and film projects.