Film projects to the four for Fife performer Farooqi

EAST WEMYSS;;'Filming of Robinson Crusoe for channel fife; Actor and writer FAROOQI MUSKWATI as crusoe.'photo; walter neilson

EAST WEMYSS;;'Filming of Robinson Crusoe for channel fife; Actor and writer FAROOQI MUSKWATI as crusoe.'photo; walter neilson

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THE year of 2011 has been a busy one in front of the camera for Leven actor and writer Farooqi Muskwati.

The South Africa-born performer has three current film projects on the go, to add to his breakthrough success in ‘East Fife Crusoe’.

Last week, Farooqi was shooting sequences in Dunfermline for a film about the 1926 General Strike.

‘Once Upon A Time In Fife’ is a co-production involving Theatre Workshop (Scotland) and the BBC.

Farooqi has a small role as a South African who is sent over by the Communist Party to show solidarity for striking Fife miners.

People from Methil and Windygates also came forward to help with various aspects of the community-led movie.

With Channel Fife TV, Farooqi wrote and starred in ‘East Fife Crusoe’, a modern-day take on Defoe’s legendary story, which became the first feature film produced and premiered in Leven.

Also for Channel Fife TV, he is appearing in ‘The Legend of Black Diamond’, a 10-part steam-punk fantasy tale, which has hit delays because of a foot injury to writer-director Graeme Campbell.

Farooki also features in Fife filmmaker Lawrie Brewster’s ‘White Out’, in which Scotland lurches into crisis when its winter snow never lifts.