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STREAM - DAY
A young man sits on the ground next to the edge of a stream.
A tripod is stationed next to him, with the camera attached
on top. The camera is recording. The young man looks through
the camera. He sees leaves flowing on the trees. He
positions the camera so it faces the stream. He watches the
ripples in the water. He rotates the movement of the camera
in a fluid motion, so it records the ripples flow gently
down the river. He does this three times. The young man
moves his head back slightly and smiles. The young man turns
his head, and his eyes widen. His mouth opens slightly.
YOUNG MAN
(Gasp)
A young woman is sitting a few metres away from the young
man. The woman has her arms folded across her chest in a
tight fashion. Her knees are shaking. Her body is shaking.
Her face is shaking. She is rocking back and forth
continuously. Her eyes are open wide. She slowly unfolds her
arms, which are shaking vigorously. She opens the palms of
her hands, and stares absorbedly at them. A few moments
pass. The woman puts her hands in her hair, and rubs it
energetically. The young man watches her, blinks, and jolts
his head. He puts his hand on the ground, and begins to
rise. He stops, and sits back down again, looking back at
the stream in front of him and shakes his head forcefully.
He looks back at the woman, who is still running her hands
through her hair.
YOUNG MAN
(Sigh)
The young man rubs his hair slowly.
YOUNG MAN
I cant do it. I cant approach
her.
He hits his leg lightly. He connects his fingers from both
hands with each other, and puts them to his mouth. He bites
the tips of his thumbs. The young man turns towards his
camera. He lowers his hands. He gazes at the camera, with
his head slightly tilted. He looks back at the young woman;
she is sitting with her arms draped across her hunched
knees. The young man then looks back at the camera.
YOUNG MAN
(Dramatic sigh)
He lifts his hands to the tripod, and slowly positions it so
it faces the girl. The tripod legs make a small sound as
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they touch the ground. The young man looks back at the young
woman, and then at his camera. He slowly bends down to look
through the camera, and as he does so, he alters his gaze to
the woman and back to the camera. He presses the red button
on the camera. The recording time flashes in the corner of
the screen. The young man opens his mouth and smiles. He
makes the camera zoom in on the young woman. He looks
through the camera at her cheeks, her nose, and her eyes. He
moves the camera shot so it focuses on the
girls[U+0080][U+0099] body. He slowly reaches down and
touches the front of his jeans. He strokes his jeans for a
few seconds, before looking down, and releasing his hand. He
looks at his hand, and grimaces. He shakes his head, and
puts his hand onto his forehead.
YOUNG MAN
What am I doing?
He looks back through the camera, and smiles again as he
looks upon the young woman. The young woman turns her head
towards the young man, and then looks forwards again. A
second later, she whips her head around.
YOUNG WOMAN
(Gasp)
The young man jumps, and stops looking through the camera.
The young woman lifts herself up from the ground, and stands
up. She faces the young man.
YOUNG WOMAN
What the fuck do you think youre
doing?
YOUNG MAN
(Stutter)
The young woman storms towards him and looks down at him. He
looks up at her, and bites his lip. He looks at the camera,
and then back at the young woman. He looks back towards the
camera, and removes the camera from the tripod with
trembling fingers. He takes the camera in his hand, and
looks up at the young woman. He offers the camera to her.
The young woman looks at the camera for a moment, and then
at the young man. The young man smiles, lightly.
YOUNG WOMAN
(Scoff)
She walks away from the young man. The young man turns
around to watch her. She walks down the pathway, scratching
and shaking her head as she does so. The young man lowers
his hand, and looks down at the ground momentarily. He looks
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back out at the stream, and then at the trees. He looks down
at the camera in his hand. He closes his eyes.
YOUNG MAN
(Heavy sigh)
He places the camera down on the ground. His footsteps are
heard, and slowly grow fainter.