GIRL is the story of 11 year old Ama and her mother Grace. Caught between the tensions of a community that is hostile to newcomers, they take solace in the isolated world of their relationship, but Ama is changing and longs for the world outside. A friendship with a classmate Fiona shakes the intimate world of Ama and Grace, but also the community around them. As the tensions of the outside world come to a boiling point, the boundaries of their tenderness threatens to unravel their isolation, and a kiss between Ama and her mother becomes the catalyst that allows them both to start really living.

GIRL is an iFeatures project, the low budget feature film development initiative funded by Creative England, BFI, BBC Films and Creative Skillset. The project is currently in development with BBC Films and was originally developed with Scottish Film Talent Network and their Write4Film programme.

Adura Onashile is an award winning Glasgow based artist. She wrote and directed “Expensive S**t”, which won a Fringe First award, and was highly commended for the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech. She has written a short, Pancake for BBC Scotland and is developing her first feature film GIRL with barry crerar and is developing new work with The National Theatre of Scotland and Synchronicity. She was a Channel 4 playwright Bursary winner, part of the iFeatures programme, BBC Writers Room and LFF Network cohort.