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OPEN on a woman’s HAND as it pulls a light cord.
1 CAPTION Thousands took to the street to protest.
CUT TO a CLOSE UP on the bare light bulb hanging from the bathroom ceiling as it flickers into life.
2 CAPTION A cacophony of voices against brutality and corruption.
Wide panel: CUT TO a shot of YOUNG WOMAN in her early to mid 20’s peering into the mirror inside a cramped bathroom. She’s middle eastern in appearance with shoulder length dark hair and green eyes. Savage bruises and cuts dot her face. Her vintage grey t-shirt and jeans are speckled with blood.
A first aid kit lies open on the worktop by the sink beneath the mirror.
3 CAPTION Why was mine singled out?
CLOSE UP on the woman’s hand as she reaches for the bandages inside the first aid kit.
4 CAPTION This is not defeat.
5 CAPTION I am not hiding.
CUT TO a tight shot on the back of the woman’s head as she begins to wrap the bandages around her head and face.
6 CAPTION I will be the blank canvas for the disenfranchised and oppressed.
Wide panel: CUT TO a shot focusing on the mirror of the bathroom. In its reflection we can see the young woman leaving the room, her back to us. She is partly hidden by shadow but we can see that the bandages now cover her entire head.
7 CAPTION I will be their masterpiece.