MINI SCRIPT TO BE FILMED BY WHOEVER WANTS IT
CHARACTERS: HIM, HER AND A LAP TOP.
LOCATION: STUDIO INT. DAY
TITLE: REQUIEM FOR A BLACK DISSIDENT
By Sergio Giral
Available images: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=orlando+zapata+tamayo&aq=f
By Sergio Giral
HIM: Where were you?
SHE: Here, not far.
HIM: I didn’t see you.
SHE: Maybe you didn't look hard enough
HIM: What were you doing?
SHE: I was looking.
HIM: Looking at what?
SHE: Things that happen.
HIM: What sort of things that happen?
SHE: Things that happen to people.
HIM: People. What people?
SHE: Some people.
HIM: Do you know those people?
SHE: No, but I’ve heard of them.
HIM: Have you seen them?
SHE: Yes. I’ve seen the images.
HIM: What images? Tell me.
SHE: It would be better if you saw them yourself.
HIM: Yes, I’ll see them myself.
HIM: Who is he?
SHE: He's a Black man.
HIM: I don’t know him.
SHE: You don’t know him because he’s dead.
HIM: An accident?
HIM: A sickness?
SHE: No. He was killed.
HIM: Everyday somebody gets killed.
SHE: It's not everyday somebody gets killed this way.
HIM: What did he do?
SHE: He protested.
HIM: To whom?
SHE: He protested to his killers.
HIM: Is that why he got killed?
SHE: Yes, that’s why.
HIM: Who gets killed for protesting?
SHE: All those who won’t bend will protest.
HIM: What else did they do to him?
HIM: I want you to tell me everything.
SHE: There's always a chronology of facts.
HIM: Something else happened?
SHE: Yes, it did.
HIM: How did he die?
SHE: He stopped eating.
HIM: He stopped eating to protest?
HIM: Who’s that woman?
SHE: His mother.
HIM: What’s she showing?
SHE: She’s showing his T-shirt with something written in his own blood.
HIM: Who’re the slayers?
SHE: These are the slayers.
HIM: Who’s the victim?
SHE: This is the victim.
HIM: He’s Black.
SHE: Yes, he’s Black.
HIM: They kill Blacks. Don’t they?
SHE: Yes, they also kill Black people.
HIM: Everybody protested?
SHE: Not everybody, just some of them.
HIM: And now what will happen?
SHE: Nothing will happen now. Everything will happen later on.
HIM: Time changes it all.
SHE: Not all. Some things remain regardless time.
HIM: But they finally change.
SHE: Yes, they finally change.