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INTERNAL. AMALIA’S HOME. MORNING


DOOR KNOCKING AND OPENS

KEITA

Knock…. Knock (Pause) how are you doing in the house?

MICHELLE

We were talking about you….. Asking when are you coming.

KEITA

No I’m here now I went to see the priest for tomorrow morning and he told me that the congregation will be here this afternoon.

MICHELLE

We have to go before we get late… KEITA

I’ve arranged the transport for you to come take you…. I hope it’s on its way to come here.

MICHELLE

Amalia my girl get ready.

AMALIA

I’m ready Aunty.

MICHELLE

Good come pour your Uncle a coffee…. People will arrive soon to help.


EXTERNAL. VILLAGE MOUNTAIN. DAY


KAULA SEATED ON TOP OF THE STONE IN THE NEAREST MOUNTAIN FACING THE VIEW OF THE VILLAGE


(Voice Over) You know life is very cheap these days… it’s easy to take someone’s life look what happened to Amalia’s family they all lost their life at the same time because of a person… Mrs and Mr Babala were good people…. They were caring and loving parents to their kids if you meet them on the street they were looking at you and smile before you can greet them….. So now they are gone just like that… (Beat) Tomorrow we say farewell to them so what’s going to happen to the kids? Life it’s really too short…. (Pause) I remember me and my friends we were used to come here together two years back but now we not …. Because they lost their life too what’s left is memories we had together. That was the year the gangs were ruling the country. And that took a long for everyone to heal and now the history repeat Amalia’s parents get killed out of the country and nothing happens….. It’s life for those who survive.


INTERNAL. MORTUARY. DAY


MICHELLE close the door behind her walks to the reception area holding Amalia’s hand.

MICHELLE

Good day Ma’am… (Pause) RECEPTIONIST

Good day how can I help you? MICHELLE

We here for Mrs and Mr Babala. RECEPTIONIST

Babala? Can I have their full names please.

MICHELLE

gives her the papers without a word.

COMING OUT OF RECPTION AREA

Okay follow me….

AMALIA

Aunty

follow me….

AMALIA

Aunty I can’t….. I can’t do this.

SHAKING HER HEAD

MICHELLE

You can my girl you are strong for this my dear let’s go you can make it.

RECEPTIONIST

OPENS DOOR AND SHUT IT.

There they are. Number forty and forty one

AMALIA

(Took the step forward to be closer to uncover the bodies) Crying

MICHELLE

Its okay my girl don’t cry.

RECEPTIONIST

Can we go back to reception area to let this men to prepare the bodies?

MICHELLE

Let’s go my girl everything will be fine.

(Voice over) It’s really they are gone but how can this happen ooh God my Lord where are you bring some peace to your children an African child. Sit down I’ll get you some water.


AMALIA’S HOME. AFTERNOON


Church choir singing and praying Priest speaking the word of God.


PRIEST

We’ll stop here while we are waiting for our beloved family members to arrive and welcome to their home… you can continue with songs thank you.

SONGS WENT ON. PRIEST AND KEITA WENT OUTSIDE.

KEITA

I thank you for coming this means a lot to us.

PRIEST

No no no you don’t have to thank us we do what God sent us to do in this planet Mrs and Mr Babala were good and caring people they loved God

KEITA

Indeed.

INTERNAL. KAULA’S HOME. NIGHT


KAULA is in his room getting dressed for the service at BABALA’S.

ZACK

Where are you going? (No respond from KAULA) I asked you question.

KAULA

What question?

ZACK

I said where are you going this time?

KAULA

Out…

ZACK

Out where? Is that place not have name?

KAULA

Maybe


ZACK STARED AT HIM SHAKING HIS HEAD

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