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Client: Human Life Service
Title: Teenage Pregnancy: Abortion is not the solution

VIDEO AUDIO

FADE IN

EXT-BUS STOP-MORNING FOREGROUND MUSIC IN


We see a BUS STOP across the street. We see
ZACK, a uniform clad teenage boy, walking AMBIENCE NOISE
onto the screen from LEFT and ANITA, a (In the background we hear ambience noise)
uniform clad teenage girl, walking onto the
screen from RIGHT towards MIDDLE of the
SCREEN, arms extended to embrace each other.

CUT TO
We see ANITA and ZACK hugging with huge
grin on their face.

CUT TO
As we see WS of ANITA and ZACK, a City
Bus appears on SCREEN and stops by the bus
stop blocking our view.

The bus leaves the SCREEN to reveal empty


bus stop.

DISSOLVE TO

EXT-BUS STOP – LATE AFTERNOON


WS of the BUS STOP. We see another City Bus
appear on SCREEN blocking our view of the
bus stop.

The Bus leaves the SCREEN to reveal ZACK


and ANITA holding hands standing in the bus
stop. ZACK‟S shirt is tucked out and ANITA‟S
hair is loose.
(Note: Their appearance suggests a lapse in MUSIC UNDER
time.)
ANITA
CUT TO I‟ll see you tomorrow.
MS of ANITA and ZACK looking at each other.
BOY
CUT TO Yeah…(pause)
OTS of ZACK. You know my best friend‟s parents are away…(slight
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pause)
You wanna‟ hangout at his house?

CUT TO
REVERSE OTS of Anita. ANITA
Anita looks at her watch. INSERT CU of Watch Hmm….I don‟t know.
Dial.
ZACK
CUT TO (in a reassuring tone)
MS of Zack and Anita C‟mon it will be fine…we can have lots of fun

We see Zack and Anita walk out of the ANITA


SCREEN Okay then…

CUT TO
INT-FRIEND HOUSE- LATE AFTERNOON MUSIC UP
We see a MONTAGE of ZACK and ANITA
SFX – Flashes of sound to accompany each change in
1. ZACK and ANITA enter house shot
2. Shots of walking towards room (MIX SFX with MUSIC)
3. ZACK invites ANITA in
4. The room door closes behind them
The SCREEN becomes blur as CAMERA goes
OUT OF FOCUS
FADE OUT MUSIC UNDER AND OUT

FADE IN
We see TEXT on BLACK SCREEN
SUPER: 1 Month Later
FADE OUT

FADE IN

INT-SCHOOL BATHROOM-DAY
We see a pair of hands holding onto the sink. In
the hollow of the sink we see a pregnancy kit
that is RED in color. We hear sniffling

CUT TO
We see the pair of hands belong to a young
teenage school girl who is staring into the sink.
It‟s ANITA. Tears are rolling down.

FADE OUT

FADE IN
INT-SCHOOL LIBRARY-DAY We hear incoming mobile phone message BEEP
We see ZACK, a uniform clad teenage boy,
standing in between two tall rows of books

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looking for a book with particular care. The ZACK
mobile RINGS. ZACK swears and fumbles for What the!
the phone in his trouser pocket.

From ZACK‟S POV We see “MESSAGE


ANITA” appear on the mobile screen.
TEXT: Zack Im Pregnant! What are we going
do?
We hear ZACK‟S groan. Oh no!
(with a hint of fear)
CUT TO MONTAGE
1. ZACK looking sideways
2. ZACK pulling his hair
3. ZACK is pacing the library
4. ZACK reaches for the phone
(note: each change in shot uses DIP TO COLOR Each change in shot uses FLASH SFX
FADE)

CUT TO
INT-SCHOOL BATHROOM-DAY
We see ANITA sitting on the toilet seat staring
into empty space beside CAMERA. Tears are We hear AMBIENCE NOISE
flowing. A mobile phone is clutched in her
hands. We hear talks, giggles and turning on and
off of the water tap.
The mobile rings. ANITA breaks out of her
trance and glances down at the phone in her
hand.

From ANITA‟S POV, We see “MESSAGE


ZACK” appear on the mobile screen.
TEXT: I don‟t want this baby. You get rid of it!

From outside the closed cubicle door, We hear


ANITA‟S silent tears erupt in a loud cry.

DISSOLVE
ANITA
We see a SOBBING ANITA speak on the I‟m in the bathroom.
phone. ANITA wipes her tears. (the voice cracks)

FADE OUT

FADE IN
INT-SCHOOL BATHROOM-DAY We hear knocking on the door
We see another uniform clad teenage girl, SONIA
SONIA, knocking on the closed cubicle door. Anita is that you?
Sobbing can be heard.

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The door opens. From SONIA‟S POV We see
ANITA look up with tear stained and puffed
eyes. SONIA exclaims! Oh my!

CUT TO MONTAGE MUSIC IN

1. SONIA comforts ANITA


2. CU of SONIA wipes tears off ANITA‟S
eyes
3. ANITA shows pregnancy kit to SONIA
4. SONIA hugs ANITA
(note: each change in shot uses DIP TO COLOR Each change in shot uses FLASH SFX
FADE)

FADE OUT
MUSIC UNDER
FADE IN
INT-BEDROOM-NIGHT SONIA
We see ANITA and SONIA in a conversation What do you have in mind?
with ANITA‟S knees tightly pulled to her chest
and her head resting on SONIA‟S shoulder. ANITA
ANITA‟S eyes are shut There‟s only one option…(slight pause)
Get rid of this baby

SONIA
SONIA looks at ANITA. ANITA opens her (with a hint of authority)
eyes at tilts her head to stare at ANITA No. Abortion is not the solution!

Do you realize that there‟s a life now growing inside


you?

ANITA
ANITA shakes her head „No‟ But it‟s only been a month…(mumbles)

SONIA
SONIA looks to the CAMERA Human life…(a slight pause)
Your life, my life everyone‟s life starts from
conception, starts like that
And…(pause)
Do you know abortion can kill you?

SONIA looks at ANITA. ANITA looks back at ANITA


SONIA with slight tears forming in the eyes. How do you know all this?

SONIA
We see OTS of SONIA Remember…I am a volunteer with Human Life
Service? An organization that helps pregnant women.

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ANITA
We see REVERESE OTS of ANITA How can Human Life Service help me?

SONIA
We see previous shot of SONIA (Pausing to think) You know what…
I‟ll take you to the Human Life Service centre
tomorrow…
ANITA hugs SONIA as SONIA smiles. They will tell you themselves what they do.

FADE OUT

FADE IN MUSIC UP
We see the TITLE appear on SCREEN.
SUPER: Teenage Pregnancy: Abortion is not
the Solution
Human Life Service

DISSOLVE TO
EXT-HLS-DAY
We see WS of Human Life Service Building.
The CAMERA tilts down to reveal SONIA and AMBIENCE MIX
ANITA walking into the building.

CUT TO MUSIC UNDER


INT-HLS-DAY
We see DOROTHY, a cheerful lady as the door DOROTHY
opens. She extends her hands to SONIA and Hi Sonia!
then turns to ANITA before greeting her.
SONIA
ANITA nods her head. Hello Ms. Dorothy! This is my friend Anita.

SONIA and ANITA follow DOROTHY inside. DOROTHY


Oh Yes! Hello Anita. Welcome!
CUT TO .
We see DOROTHY, SONIA and ANITA walk
into the counseling room. The counseling room
is well lit and we see various models of
embryonic stages in the BACKGROUND.

CUT TO
DOROTHY looks from SONIA to ANITA. As DOROTHY
DOROTHY starts conversation we alternatively I‟m Dorothy Kuek, a Counselor with Human Life
see ANITA, SONIA and DOROTHY during the Service. How can I help you?
duration of the interview.

SONIA sits straight and looks at DOROTHY as SONIA


ANITA bows her head Anita here is pregnant. She wants to abort the baby.

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DOROTHY
(in a steady voice)
How old are you Anita?

ANITA
(looking down in shame)
I‟m 16

DOROTHY looks at ANITA. DOROTHY


Why do you want an abortion?

ANITA
As ANITA speaks we see SONIA put a I‟m only 16! My parents will be angry and ashamed
reassuring hand on ANITA while DOROTHY is My friends will make fun of me!
looking compassionately at ANITA. I don‟t want to be seen walking with a big belly.

DOROTHY looks at SONIA DOROTHY


Sonia can I have a moment alone with Anita?
SONIA nods her head and turns to ANITA
giving her a reassuring squeeze. SONIA
We see SONIA get up and walk towards the Sure. I will be outside.
door.

We see DOROTHY and ANITA DOROTHY


(in a slow, soothing voice)
ANITA bows her head down as DOROTHY I understand your fears dear. But abortion is not the
looks at ANITA. solution. It means killing a life, even a tiny one.
(slight pause, emphasis on the word “tiny”))
And abortion can cause severe damage to your
health.

ANITA looks at DOROTHY ANITA


(voice quivering)
What damage?

ANITA Stares at DOROTHY DOROTHY


Abortion can give you infections. Abortion can cause
infertility. You may even die from an abortion.

ANITA
But how will I take care of my pregnancy? I‟m only
16!

DOROTHY
First of all, you should tell your parents.
And you should seek full medical attention.
(slight pause)
If your parents are not supportive you can always

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come to Human Life Service. We are here to support
you in your pregnancy.

ANITA
What kind of assistance does Human Life Service
provide?

DOROTHY
INSERT Human Life Service provides counseling for pregnant
We see MONTAGE of DOROTHY counseling women in crisis and their families to ease their fears
women about pregnancy and child birth

For women who have no place to stay and need a safe


CUT BACK FROM INSERT shelter to get through the pregnancy,
We see DOROTHY speak while ANITA nods
her head. We have the ST. Joseph‟s Home
INSERT We provide a safe shelter, and complete prenatal and
We see MONTAGE of the St. Joseph‟s Home. postnatal care to pregnant mothers.

CUT BACK FROM INSERT


ANITA
We see ANITA and DOROTHY look at each But even if I keep the child I cannot take care of it. I
other. don‟t even have a job.

DOROTHY
We see ANITA protectively wrap her hands on Human Life Service can also arrange for legal
her belly. adoption of your baby, if you wish

FADE OUT MUSIC UP


We see TEXT appear on SCREEN
SUPER: Two Years Later
MUSIC UNDER
FADE IN ANITA
INT-HLS-DAY You can stay away from sexual desires. It is better to
We see ANITA counseling group of teenagers. have control of your actions now than regret later.
We INTERCUT between ANITA and the
teenage audience with INSERTS.
In the BACKGROUND we see projected Blue Why am I sharing this with you all? Because I got
Screen with text “ABORTION IS NOT A pregnant at the age of 16.
SOLUTION - HUMAN LIFE SERVICE”
How do we avoid temptations?

Follow a healthy social lifestyle. Be careful when you


pick your friends.
Be more choosy about who you hang out with.
Avoid exposure to materials that may create sexual
desires.

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Don‟t go to places that arouse sexual temptations.
Be strong and confident
Say no to temptation
Say no to sex before marriage
Say no to peer pressure
Say no!

But if you or somebody you know gets pregnant,


Remember abortion is not the solution. Human Life
Service is here to help you!
SFX: we hear clapping.
We see the audience stand up and clap.
FADE OUT MUSIC UP

FADE IN
To reveal LOGO and contact details of
HUMAN LIFE SERVICE

ANIMATION:
LOGO HUMAN LIFE SERVICE
SUPER:
Shop Lot 248, 1st & 2nd Floor, Jalan Gardenia,
Taman Jade Manis, 98000 Miri, Sarawak,
Malaysia.
Tel/Fax: : +60-85426729
Email: hlsmiri2000@yahoo.co.uk
Website: http://www.hlsmiri.org

FADE OUT MUSIC OUT


CREDITS ROLL

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