Film Script - A Long Way Gone.docx - Kristen Wrinn A Long Way Gone pages 154-161(Chapter 15 GOING TO THE CAPITAL SCRIPT INTERIOR FOREST MORNING ISHMAEL

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Kristen Wrinn, A Long Way Gone, pages: 154-161 (Chapter 15) GOING TO THE CAPITAL - SCRIPT INTERIOR - FOREST - MORNING ISHMAEL LEFT the village with twenty members from his squad to go to Bauya to get ammunition. Bauya is a day’s walk south from where Ishmael and his squad were located. Ishmael had left with two of his friends, ALHAJI and KANEI. Ishmael, Alhaji, and Kanei were all EXCITED to meet up with their friend JUMAH who was at Bauya. They were walking in SILENCE for a few hours until Alhaji broke the silence by saying. ALHAJI Isn’t Jumah stationed at Bauya? KANEI Yes, he is stationed at Bauya. I can’t wait to meet up with him again! ISHMAEL I want to hear all of his war stories and how many people he killed. I’m also looking forward to see the lieutenant, I want to talk about Shakespeare with him. The silence had resumed afterwards, and they had continued the rest of their journey in silence. INTERIOR - FOREST OUTSKIRTS OF BAUYA - BEFORE SUNSET Ishmael’s squad had WALKED along a path in two lines in the forest. When they were in the outskirts of Bauya the commander had given orders to the squad. COMMANDER Soldiers listen up! You all are going to hide in these bushes until you see me give the signal to enter the base. I will go down there and inform the lieutenant of our arrival, this way they will not mistaken us for the rebels and shoot at us. Understand? SOLDIERS Yes, sir! EXTERIOR - LONG SHOT - THE VILLAGE OF BAUYA FROM THE FOREST - NIGHT The commander can be seen WALKING towards the village of bauya. After several minutes the commander can be seen again, giving the signal to the soldiers in the forest. The soldiers slowly RISE in front of the camera, picking up their weapons and marching towards the Bauya. EXTERIOR - LONG SHOT - BAUYA - NIGHT The soldiers enter the village of Bauya, the soldiers are all LOOKING AROUND at the village. The village is full of soldiers, the soldiers from Bauya were continuing with their daily tasks. The house in the village of Bauya were made of cement and they were very tall.
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Kristen Wrinn, A Long Way Gone, pages: 154-161 (Chapter 15) INTERIOR - BAUYA - NIGHT Ishmael, Alhaji, and Kanei started to WALK around the village to find Jumah. They did not know any of the other soldiers there. But they had NODDED their head to some of the soldiers to acknowledge them. Then SPOTTED Jumah, he was SITTING in a hammock on the verandah of a tall cement house which faced the forest. There was a semi automatic machine gun on the ground next to Jumah. Kanei had WHISPERED his idea to Ishmael and Alhaji. KANEI Hey guys I have an idea. Let’s sneak up on Jumah and scare him. ISHMAEL ALHAJI Yeah, let’s do it! Don’t make too much Okay! Be very quiet, let’s sneak noise. up from behind. Ishmael, Kanei, and Alhaji were CRAWLING towards Jumah. However, their plan to scare Jumah failed, when Jumah had HEARD them coming UP the stairs. Jumah had looked very different from the last time they saw him. Jumah’s face looked a lot older compared to before. Ishmael, Kanei, and Alhaji SHOOK HANDS with Jumah and they EXAMINED the semi automatic machine gun next to Jumah. Alhaji said
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