ONCE UPON A TIME IN MESOPOTAMIA (SCREENPLAY)

“ONCE UPON A TIME IN MESOPOTAMIA” is a screenplay I wrote and adapted from the book “TO MESOPOTAMIA AND KURDISTAN IN DISGUISE”, written by ELY BANISTER SOANE and originally published in 1912.

Ely Bannister Soane, or Major Soane, was a British officer who, disguised as a Persian Muslim, traveled through Mesopotamia and Kurdistan to learn about and live among the Kurdish people. His book details his extraordinary (yet little known) epic adventure – an epic adventure that deserves to be seen!

You can find the referenced book in full on archive.org.

This was my first-ever attempt at a screenplay. I have tried to follow the rules as best as I could, but I am certain there is plenty of room for improvement. For instance, I know that the screenplay is too long. But I am also confident it could be narrowed down fairly easily. In short, I am not satisfied with the screenplay as it is right now, but I am publishing it anyway because I hope someone more experienced finds it interesting enough to review it and provide some valuable feedback. I am also open to meeting up in person to talk about this or one of my other (17) screenplay ideas!

You can find the full screenplay below.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or inquiries about this adaptation; my email address is listed on the title page.

If, for some reason, the screenplay is not visible on this webpage, you can also download the PDF by clicking on the following link: ONCE UPON A TIME IN MESOPOTAMIA.

Publication Date2020-09-16
Last Update2022-03-12
Book TitleTO MESOPOTAMIA AND KURDISTAN IN DISGUISE
AuthorELY BANNISTER SOANE
Year1912
Screenplay TitleONCE UPON A TIME IN MESOPOTAMIA
AuthorKAZJIN
Year2020

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