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EXTERNAL. THE VILLAGE. LATE AFTERNOON


It was already getting late the sun flowing between the mountains and the forests of the village the cold wind flow down the streets. Everyone is on his/her corner minding their own business.

(VOICE OF NARRATOR)

In God’s eyes all his children are equally worthy of respect and love Black White Rich Poor Man Woman Child Adult. He said ‘Come together’ – We move apart He said ‘LOVE’ – We hate but we can choose – what do you choose?


DISSOLVE TO


INT. AMALIA’S HOME. LATE AFTERNOON


A TELEVISION HUMS QUIETLY IN THE BACKGROUND


AMALIA is busy preparing the super for her two young siblings the pots are in the hot stove. VINCENT and NATASHA playing near the television.


ANOTHER ANGLE


AMALIA looking outside the window

it already dark outside.

NATASHA

Amalia I’m starving.

AMALIA

The food is not ready yet.

NATASHA

When are they going to be ready…?

AMALIA

They will be ready soon my girl are you hungry that much?

NATASHA

Yes I’m really hungry.

AMALIA

Okay the pots are still on stove. (As she check on them)

NATASHA

(Beat) Amalia…

AMALIA

Talk to me my girl.

NATASHA

When is mom and dad coming home?

AMALIA

You missing them… They will be home soon they are far from home they went to South Africa to find something better for us and they’ll bring us some nice clothes and food.

NATASHA

South Africa…? One day I’ll be visiting there and working there too and buy nice house and a nice car….

AMALIA

That’s my girl… and you know what they will bring again…?

NATASHA

What they going to bring again?

AMALIA

You don’t know… let me tell you then they will bring some sweets for you and Vincent. 

NATASHA

 Sweets…

THEY LAUGHED

(Beat)

TELEVISION STILL HUMS IN THE BACKGROUND

VINCENT

(To the screen)

Natasha… Natasha look here mom and dad are on television. Pointing to television .

NATASHA

Yeah mommy and daddy they will bring sweets for me.

AMALIA NOTICED THAT IT IS A NEWS TIME AND WENT CLOSER TO WATCH

Took a remote to increase the volume

REPORTER

(To the screen)

Xenophobic attacks still continuing in high volume of people been killed and some left injured. Last night four people were bad injured and one found killed Earlier this morning the police reported that they found another three people two male and one female dead the police spokesperson said they still going to identify them before they can release full report… I’m Michael from African News Johannesburg.

AMALIA WENT BACK SLOWLY TO SIT TEARS CAME OUT AS SHE COULDN’T HOLD THEM.

VINCENT

Amalia are you crying?

NATASHA

Is everything okay?

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