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Muddy Waters by David A. Roop

Muddy Waters by David A. Roop

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"Muddy Waters" written by David A. Roop, Two Me's Films

Based on the poem "Ballad of Birmingham" by Dudley Randall
"Muddy Waters" written by David A. Roop, Two Me's Films

Based on the poem "Ballad of Birmingham" by Dudley Randall

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Published by: DavidARoop on Mar 05, 2013
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1.FADE IN:EXT. BURGESS, ALABAMA
FOOTAGEVO of JOHN COLLINS (FATHER)JOHNNow we're standing there. No onecan believe that a man such asthis would come up to us. Wouldcome up to the most influentialnegro man in the world and spurtout the first thing that cameout of his inbred of a crackermouth. I didn't know what tosay, hell I couldn't hardlybreathe. I felt so embarrassedfor this man that I turnedwhiter than he was. I couldn'thold my composure. Neither couldanyone around us. I knew forsure that this group of negromen were going to beat this maninto a death so deep not eventhe grim reaper could find him.Finally, as the tension rose sohigh I looked at Martin. Hedidn't care, I think he barelynoticed the man. He finallylooked to his left, then lookedat me and you know what he said?(beat)Janee, do you know what he said?INTERCUT WITH:INT. COLLINS HOUSE
BURGESS
MORNINGClose up shot of JANEE COLLINSJANEEI'm listening John. What did hesay?
 
2.JOHNWell now I've got to start over.JANEEJohn, if you start over- by thetime you finish the sun will bedown.JOHNSo now I don't know what anyoneis going to do. I think I amlooking at a dead man. So Martinturns to his left, then back tome and then he finally stares
right into the man’s eyes. I
swear I think he was trying topull the racism straight from
the white man’s soul. After a
long pause Martin finally openedhis mouth. He looked at thiswhite devil and said....Enters CYNTHIACYNTHIAMama. (beat) Can I go downtownwith you and daddy today?JANEEMay you go downtown with me anddaddy today.CYNTHIAMay I go downtown with you anddaddy today?JANEE
No baby, you know you can’t.
 
 
3.CYNTHIAAw come on mama, I want to gowith you. I want to be in theFreedom March with you and papa.JANEE
Cynthia, It’s dangerous. There
will be dogs, policemen and fire
hoses. It’s no place for a
little girl.CYNTHIABut I won't be alone. Otherchildren are going.JANEEI told you no. Now go get ready
for children’s choir before we
don't even let you go to that.CYNTHIADaddy?JOHNYou heard you mother and there is onlyone law in this land that is above Godsand Mans law- and that is your mothers.CYNTHIAFine.INTERCUT WITH:CYNTHIA walking down hallway- VO of WALTERWALTER is a middle aged white man, leader of the UnitedKlans of America. He shows age and hatred on his face.

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