Sarah Nelson has been selected to join UK-China Film Collab as a member via the organisation’s partnership with Virtual Internship.

Learn about Sarah and her internship project:

“I have recently graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in English Literature. One of my favourite aspects of my degree was the way in which it constantly exposed me to literature from a range of different cultural contexts.

By working with UK-China Film Collab I am able to continue thinking about how the arts are received by different cultures and specifically why there is currently a barrier between the UK and China’s film industries. Through my project I hope to identify some ways that the boundary between the UK and China’s creative industries could be lifted.

For my project I am going to be researching and selecting a range of short stories which are primarily centred in the Birmingham area. I will then think about how these stories could be adapted into films and how these films would be received by a Chinese audience. Using these short stories as the foundation for a film script, I will contemplate how these texts need to be edited to become more appropriate or well received by the Chinese audience. Through completing this project, I hope to gain a greater understanding of Chinese culture and specifically the Chinese film industry.

In addition, I wish to develop a new possible career path with an English Literature degree as a script development consultant, aiming for an international market.”

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