INTERNAL. AMALIA’S HOME. MORNING
DOOR KNOCKING AND OPENS
Knock…. Knock (Pause) how are you doing in the house?
We were talking about you….. Asking when are you coming.
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.
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.
Amalia my girl get ready.
I’m ready Aunty.
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.
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.
gives her the papers without a word.
COMING OUT OF RECPTION AREA
Okay follow me….
Aunty I can’t….. I can’t do this.
SHAKING HER HEAD
You can my girl you are strong for this my dear let’s go you can make it.
OPENS DOOR AND SHUT IT.
There they are. Number forty and forty one
(Took the step forward to be closer to uncover the bodies) Crying
Its okay my girl don’t cry.
Can we go back to reception area to let this men to prepare the bodies?
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.
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.
I thank you for coming this means a lot to us.
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
INTERNAL. KAULA’S HOME. NIGHT
KAULA is in his room getting dressed for the service at BABALA’S.
Where are you going? (No respond from KAULA) I asked you question.
I said where are you going this time?
Out where? Is that place not have name?
ZACK STARED AT HIM SHAKING HIS HEAD