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December 15, 2015

Public Relations Officer

The role of a Public Relations Officer
1.     To build up the rapport of the client/company or government
2.     To disseminate the client's/government 's information
3.     To communicate the sentiments of the chief minister/client to the public on special occasion 
4.     To gently refute certain allegations made to the govt or minister by public or press 
5.     To assist the client/Minster in whatever he requires whether to prepare speech, to write press notes, condolences messages, press report etc. 

          The various tools that a public relations officer can use are verbal communication, non verbal communication, written communication, audio-visual communication and social media. 

         
          A good public relations officer is a person who can see from the perspective of the client/company/govt., smell what people will say about the client, taste what the client say, touch what he touches, hear what the minister hears.

October 13, 2015

Ki soh na U symbai

Ka mariang kam pat duhjait bad ka nang iai jyrngam wat lada ngi ki briew ngi pynjulor iaka. Ki briew ki nang roi ha ka jingnang jongstad bad ka rukom im ka la kham suk kham bha. Ki bor machine (technology) ne saian ki la kham kiew bad kham janai. Ka daw jong ka jingneh ka mariang, jingroi ka jaitbynriew bad jingkiew ka bor saian ka dei na ka daw jong u SYMBAI ba la thung da U Blei, ka mariang bad ki briew.
U symbai u long kum u attiar ba wanrah jingkylla. Haba ki nongrep ki thung ki symbai ba bha bad ki sumar bha ngi kyrmen ba kita ki symbai kin sa wanrah ia ki soh ba bha bad kin sa wanrah shispah shah. U symbai haba la thung ha ka khyndew u ailad ialade ban iatrei lang bad ka mariang, u shah ia ki jingeh lyngba ka jingshit ka sngi, jingther u phria, jingsait u slap bad jingsympat ka lyer. U pyrshang ban shim ia kiei kiei ki babha na ki bad u kwah ban pynroi bad pynkhlain ialade lyngba kine ki jingeh ba u shah. U symbai u tip shai ba khlem ki jingeh, jingtrei lang bad jinglen lade yn ym lah ban long u symbai ba seisoh. Ha ka jingim jongngi ruh ngi donkam ia ki symbai ki ba bha bad ki ba kloi ban shah ia ki jingeh ban ialam iangi sha ka jingbha.
Lada ngi ki briew ngi thung u symbai babha ngin sa kmen bad ngin sa long briew man briew. Lada ngi ki samla ngi thung ia u symbai jong ka jingbishni, jingpihuin, jingsngew hangamei, jingkhwan shimet, jingim thala pyrthei bad jingbym patiaw ia ka sneng ka kraw ki kmie ki kpa bad ki ba ha iing ha sem kin sa poi beit sha ka jingjot. Ka jingjot kan sa pynlanot iangi ym tang mynta hangne ha pyrthei bad kumjuh ruh ha ka jingim lawei. Lada ki khynnah skul ki thung ia u symbai jong ka jingjaithuh, jingbuhteng, jingbym kohnguh ia ki nonghikai bad jingleh heh kin sa poi sha ka kyrdan bym longeiei. Lada ki kmie ki kpa ki thung ia u symbai jong ka jingiamai iania, jingbymiatreilang, jingim lyngkar, jingtharai sniew bad jingisih iwei ia iwei ka iing ka sem kan sa poi sha ka jingkulmar bad jingkordit.
U symbai ba ngi ki briew ngi thung ha ka jingim jongngi un sa btin lynti ia u soh ba ngin sa ioh kheit ha ka jingim jongngi mynta bad ha ka lawei. Lada u symbai jongngi u sniew ngin sa thaw ka history ba bud nam sniew. Da ngi kwah ba ka lawei jongngi kan phyrnai, ka parish ne skul jongngi kan kiew shaphrang, ka shnong ka thaw jongngi kan kham roi bad kham shai te ngi kum ki khun kristan ngi dei ban thung u symbai ba bha mynta. Ngin pyrshang ban thung ia u symbai jong ka jingieid, jingiamap, jingiatrei lang, jingsngewlem, jingiarap parabriew bad jingsngewrit. Thang noh da ka ding ia ki symbai ba sniew bad pyrshang ban thung bad sumar bha tang ia ki symbai ba bha ha ka jingim jongngi. Da ngi kwah ki soh ba bha ngi dei ban thung da ki symbai ba bha.

Direction to Jakhong Village/ Road map to Jakhong Village


Fishing Competetion/ Jingiakop Khwai Dohkha Notice


April 01, 2015

Easter calls for an inner transformation


Jesus is truly human and truly divine. As a human being he faced temptations, rejections, persecutions and even death. Yes death on the cross. This Jesus this human person was truly human with a humane heart. He fed the people, he healed the sick, he cleansed the lepers, and he gave sight to the blind, he cast out demons and even raised people to live. But what was his reward for his love and care, for his kindness and generosity, for his healing and his forgiveness and for giving himself totally for us through the Eucharist?
We betrayed him, We rejected him, We spat, we yell, We find faults in whatever he did, We condemned him, We persecuted him, We scourged him, We made him wear the crown of thorns, We shouted crucify him, crucify him and we crucified him like a criminal on the cross.
Are we not ashamed doing this to the life giver, who loves and cares for us unconditionally? Holy Week is a time for an inner transformation. It calls for transformation from
Ø Selfishness to Selflessness
Ø Hatred to Love
Ø Accusations to Appreciation
Ø Anger to Forgiveness
Ø Enmity to Friendship
Ø Confusion to Precision
Ø Fighting to Peacefulness
Ø Unfaithfulness to Faithfulness
Ø Sexual pleasure to True Love
Ø Anxiety to Joy
Ø Insecurity to Security
Ø Doubt to Trust
When we transform ourselves, suffering will turn into joy and death into new resurrected life. No stones can deter our spirit from being good and from doing good.  Easter is a season of love. Let us show our true love to God, nature and humanity. Easter will be a meaningful Easter only when we transform ourselves.

May this Easter be and transforming one for you. Happy Easter.

March 25, 2015

An Angel in Hell: Feature Film Script



An Angel in Hell

CONTENT

  1. Project Proposal.....................................................................................2
  2. Introduction............................................................................................3
  3. Story Board............................................................................................4-10
  4. Characters..............................................................................................11
  5. Script......................................................................................................12-31
  6. Schedule & Location..............................................................................32-33
  7. Budget.....................................................................................................34
  8. Cast..........................................................................................................35-36
  9. Special Thanks…………………………………………………….........37
  10. Directors’ Note.........................................................................................38-54
  11. Summary...................................................................................................55
Project Proposal

  • WORKING TITLE (FILM NAME): An Angel in Hell
  • PRODUCTION TEAM (NAMES AND ROLES): Shaining Star and Kiran Singh
  • FOCUS/SUBJECT (THE FOCUS OF THE VIDEO WILL BE): On a girl
  • AUDIENCE (THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THE VIDEO IS): All of them
  • GENRE (THE VIDEO WILL BE IN THE STYLE OF):     Feature Film with certain aspects of documentary style
  • FINAL LENGTH (THE FINISHED MOVIE WILL LAST FOR): It is 28 minutes
  • OBJECTIVE (THE GOAL IS TO CREATE A VIDEO THAT WILL): Audience won’t forget the cinematography
  • OUTLINE (MINI SYNOPSIS): Mary, a 14 year old girl longs for education but poverty refuses her the opportunity. She supports and become the bread earner of the family by selling few stationary items in front of different schools. She hopes that by going to different schools she would be able to interact with different students and she too might be able to read, write and learn. Poverty has no opportunity to let her down with the virtues of life. Curious as a child she tries to peep in order to see what the children are doing inside the campus. Angelic at heart she helps the blind man, returns the money, instrument box, keys and desired to return the purse to the rightful owners. Her helpful nature, cute smile and righteousness attract students and parents towards her. The selfless act of Mary did not earn her appreciation all the time. The rich politician turns the dreams and desires of Mary topsy turvy.


Introduction

Education is a fundamental human right and vital to achieving economic growth, increasing income, and sustaining a healthy society. Education is important in helping to improve lives, break the cycle of poverty and ensure that all people, particularly women have control over their destiny.

Despite global progress, 75 million primary school-aged children are still out of school – over half of whom are girls. There are many reasons children do not go to school or stay until they are done. They may have to walk a long distance to get to school, have no food to eat at home or they have to take care of a younger sister.

Plan is committed to ensuring that all girls are able to realize their full potential. Children will flourish if they are able to go school, stay there until they finish and learn the basic skills of literacy, mathematics, life skills and critical thinking in a supportive setting.



Story Board

Scene 1








Children entering inside the school gate;       
Long shot

Mary looking children going inside                      the school; Shoulder shot          





Mary selling stationary items, daughter and father comes to school;                       
Long shot
           Mary gives pencil, but father leaves  without taking change;      
            Long shot


Scene 2







Mary asking school security ;                     
Long shot
            Girl looking children praying;         
            Long shot

Scene 3






Mary looking at blind man who is trying to cross the road; Long shot
           Mary helping blind man to cross  the road; Long shot


         Scene 4                          Scene 5






Mary saw box fallen on the ground;
Close up shot
           Mary giving box to girl who is with her mother; Medium & Long shot

Scene 6






Mary going to fruit seller to buy banana; Long shot
           Mary buying banana; Medium shot



Scene 7






Mary asking for water to drink;
Long shot
           School Security giving water to drink; Medium shot





Mary saw keys fallen down;
Shoulder shot
           Mary wants to give keys to the teacher; Medium shot






Scene 8
 





Mary giving key to the sister;
Medium Long shot
           Mary gifting pen to the sister; Medium shot



Scene 9
 






School children coming out;
Extreme Long shot
           Selling pencil to a child with parent; Medium shot




Scene 10





Mary selling things to parent;
Long Medium shot
           Mary tells her daily activity at home; Medium shot






Mary’s father takes money from Mary after quarrelling with her mother;
Medium shot
            Mary gives money to her mother; Medium & Close up shots









Scene 11
 




Valet falls down on the road;
Long shot
           Politician catch Mar’s hand angrily; Medium shot




Scene 12





Politician holds her hand, while talking to police;
Medium shot
           Police arrives and takes Mary to jail; Extreme Long shot


Characters


Girl’s name: Mary                                                                Rosilin Ryntathiang

Mary’s Father: Thomas                                                       Stephen Jojo

Mary’s Mother: Jenny                                                          Lakshmi

Mary’s brother                                                                      Rahul

Paul                                                                                        Shaining

Police Officer                                                                                    Tenzin Dhazai

Assistant Police                                                                    Rikutmon Kshiar

Politician                                                                               Vinod Kumar

Fruit Seller                                                                            Chanamma

Sister                                                                                      Sr. Hemanti Lakra

Grace                                                                                      Iarihun Nongkhlaw

Shamili’s Mother                                                                  Kiran

Shamili                                                                                   Shamili

Medsha’s Father                                                                   Ravi

Medsha                                                                                  Sijina

Security                                                                                  R Diraviam

Blind Man                                                                             Santhosh

Teacher                                                                                  Sheba M Sam

Students (St Euphrasia School)                                          Class IX A


Script


Scene 1

In the morning, when children were rushing inside the gate of St. Euphrasia School; Mary, 14-yrs-old girl with a decent but simple poor dress was standing beside the school gate selling necessary stationary materials to the kids.

With a cute smile on her face, she attracts parents and students to buy her products like pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, scales.

Security: Get inside…be quick…go

Mary: Pen, Pencil, Eraser...Rs 5 each...Pen, Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener...Come come... Pens, Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener, and Scissor...Please come...come...You want to buy...

Her dress is worn out and she tied the things with an iron bar (representing that how society tied the poor or weaker sections in society).

When Mary was waiting to sell things, the daughter gestured the father asking for pencil and Mary called her.

Mary: Come come...This is nice for you…you can buy it.

Little girl got attracted to Mary and told to her father by pointing at what Mary was selling.

Shamili’s Father: You are a very good girl right my child
Shamili (daughter): Daddy…pencil…pencil
Shamili’s Father: Pencil…come…how much is this..take…
Shamili’s Father: Take this money…say bye… bye

Father took the daughter to Mary and bought pencil for her, and then Mary with a smiled face and very sweetly told to that little girl.

Mary: Bye

Then the father took his daughter to the school. Since he was in hurry he forgot to take the change from Mary. After dropping his daughter, Mary saw the man and ran towards him to return the change.

Mary: Sir…Sir...You forgot to take the change…Here it is…

Shamili’s Father: Yes what happen? Oh! Really...I didn’t take the change...

Mary returns the Rs.40/- to him. The father in gratitude gave Mary Rs.10/- for her honesty.

Shamili’s Father: Forgot the change! You are so honest…Take this Rs.10/- for you…

Mary: No…No…No…I don’t want…Thank you so much sir…
Shamili’s Father: Take…take..

Shamili’s Father: Okay then…Bye…

After returning the change to the father, Mary went to different school to sell the stationary things.
She joyfully walked towards the fruit seller (Tribute to renowned Indian Filmmaker Satyajit Ray in the movie ‘Pather Panchali’: Durga walking towards her house)


Mary passed by different schools and noticed students entering St. Joseph’s Boy’s High School, St. Joseph’s PU College.

Mary went to St. Joseph’s High School and was attracting children to buy her things.

Mary: Stationary items...stationary items...come come...


In one of the schools, parents had come along with their kids to drop them to the school. As they were entering, they noticed Mary selling the stationary things. A mother along with her child came to buy pencil from Mary.

Mother: Come come...

Holding her son’s hand and asked her son.

Mother: Do you want this?

Her son slightly nodded his head and looking at her son, she asked Mary about the price

Mother: How much is this?

Mary politely replied to her.

Mary: Rs. 5

Mother bought pencil for her son and gave the money by thanking Mary.

Mother: Take it...Thank you...

Another parent had come to drop his son and his son got attracted and bought some stationary from Mary.

Parent: This is so nice right…take this..take this money…come now let us go

 In another school Mary saw security checking id cards of children.

Security: ID cards...ID card...show...show...ID...go go...

Then Mary saw the students buying things near St. Agnes’ School.


Scene 2

Mary notices that the children were standing in assembly so she peeps in through the gate. The security in a couple of minutes noticed that a girl was watching so curiously, tried to chase her off.

School Security: Go… Don’t stand here... Go...

But her curiosity didn’t let her to go from that place till she asked a question to the school security.

Mary: Uncle what is going on inside?

School Security: Prayer ma...

With a little disappointment for not watching them pray till they finish, she had to leave from there with her things.



Scene 3

Mary walked towards different school. Suddenly she noticed a blind man trying to cross the road and thinks for a while (Why is he standing there...I think he cannot see...Oh! I will go and help him). Mary moved with pity and runs to help him.

Mary: Why is that person standing there…I think he cannot see… let me go and help him…
Mary: Uncle where do you want to go?

Blind man: I want to cross the road...but I cannot cross because I can hear so many vehicles passing by…

Mary: Come uncle…I will help you...

She joyfully walked towards the fruit seller (Tribute to renowned Indian Filmmaker Satyajit Ray in the movie ‘Pather Panchali’: Durga walking towards her house.


Mary reaches St. Euphrasia School and waits for the students to come out for their class to get over. As she waits she thinks of taking rest for a while
Mary: Classes are not over, what to do now...I am feeling so tired...let me go to that corner and sleep for a while, she gets tired and sleeps.

Mary dreams that she is a very active student. Students and teachers like her. She participates in different activities in the school and tries to be the best in whatever she does. Her dream is interrupted with the ringing of the school bell.

Paul (Teacher): So my dear today we will learn something about the North eastern part of India…I am sure some of you must be knowing…Any of you can tell me the eight North eastern part of India…There are eight states…You know that Tibet is here, Bangladesh is here…Any of you can tell me the eight North eastern states of India?

Student 1: Assam, Sikkim, Tripura…and….

Paul: No no…that’s not all…we have some more states…but you know only three…Isn’t it? Any it is a good attempt so let us give a big hand for her… Can any of you tell the other states which she has not mentioned?
Student 2: Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam, Nagaland…and…
Paul: But that’s not all…So any of you can tell me all the North eastern states?
Students: Mary…Mary…Mary

Mary mentioned the names of all the eight states of North east India and the teacher presented a gift to her.

Paul: Mary has answered the names of all the eight states…I have something special for here since she has answered the names of all the eight states…Very good girl….Mary come forward…I have something for you…Continue to learn more and more

Mary participating in different activities in the school…she tries giving her best. The bell rang and Mary woke up from her sleep.

Scene 4

When the bells rang and classes got over, Mary as usual continued selling her things. As she was selling her things, she noticed a girl dropping her instrument box. She went to the spot and pick up the box and tried to return the box. She shouted.

Mary: Hello hello…you dropped your instrument box...

The mother and the girl didn’t pay attention and they just went ahead. The girl kept the instrument box in her box. As she continued selling her things and she found few girls throwing sheets of paper near the school gate. Mary bends down to pick those thrown papers and started arranging them properly. Then she sat in one corner and started reading those papers which she had picked up, and trying to read and learn.

Mary: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J....

The night falls and there is a jump cut to the next day.

Scene 5

The next day, Mary as usual reached early to sell things in the school. She was quite familiar with the children now. When she saw the girl who dropped the instrument box and said

Mary: Hey…I think you dropped your instrument box yesterday... Here it is please take it...

The girl and his mother were so delighted to see the missing instrument box returned to them by Mary. The girl quickly opened the box and found everything inside as it was. With a smile on her face she showed it to her mother and girl thanked Mary for her kind help.

Medsha: Thank you so much...

The girl’s mother took out some money and wanted to give it to this girl, but Mary refused.

Medsha Mother: I appreciate your honesty...Please take this money...Take it...it’s for you...take it...Okay

Mary again tried to peep inside but the security chased her away.

School Security: Go go...Don’t look here...Go go to your home...Go

Since she could not go inside the gate, she began pondering what to do next.

Mary: Now where shall I go...

Scene 6

As she was thinking what to do next, Mary was feeling hungry and was looking for something to eat.

Mary: I am so hungry...Now need to have something...

Suddenly Mary saw fruit wheel stall standing there and selling the different types of fruits. Since she was hungry, she decided to go and buy something from the fruit seller. She joyfully walked towards the fruit seller (Tribute to renowned Indian Filmmaker Satyajit Ray in the movie ‘Pather Panchali’: Durga walking towards her house)

Mary: Can you give me a banana to eat?

Fruit seller: Do you have money?

She showed her the note of Rs.10/-. Mary asked the fruit seller.

Mary: How much is it?

And fruit seller replied to her.

Fruit seller: How much do you want?

She gave her a bunch of banana and asking for Rs.20/- which was kept next to her money box. But Mary stopped her for giving more.

Fruit seller: Give Rs. 20/-…

Mary: Take...

Fruit seller was giving her a bunch of banana but Mary refused and asked

Mary: No…. no… no...Please give me just one banana...

Fruit seller: Take...Give me change?

With a smile Mary took the banana from her and fruit seller asked her to give only some amount for one banana.

Fruit seller: Rs. 5 only...

Mary took out the money from her money box, which she had earned since morning. With a smile, she said to her.

Mary: Thank you aunty...

Mary replied back to her with a smile. Mary ate the fruit.

Scene 7

After having a banana, she goes to the school security and asks for drinking water since she was thirsty.

Mary: Uncle...I want some water to drink...give me water

Security asked her to wait outside the gate.

School Security: Water...Okay wait...

While giving water school security said

School Security: Here you are...

Then Mary thanked him with a smile.

Mary: Thank you uncle...

After drinking water Mary noticed a lady teacher got down from her car and parked her car near the gate. Mary saw the lady teacher getting down from the car and saw her closing the car door. But since Mary was busy initially didn’t notice the keys were fallen down near the car door. After few moments she saw the keys below the car. As the teacher rushed inside the school campus, Mary runs to that spot, picks up that bunch of keys and in hurry wanted to give back these keys to that teacher. But as Mary ran towards the school gate, security guard as usual stopped her. But she requested him to let her in and explained to him the situation.

Mary: Uncle...the teacher has dropped this key...I need to give it to her...

Security, as restricted in his duties, said to her.

School Security: Wait wait wait...

The school Headmistress (sister) was walking in the school corridors to check whether all students are inside their class room or not. Suddenly she noticed Mary determined to enter inside the school campus. When she noticed the security and a little girl was arguing with each other. She called out the security person, and the security rushed towards the headmistress. Meanwhile Mary was shouting

Sister: Security…

School Security: Yes sister...

Mary: Sister…sister…sister…sister…

With anticipation, she spoke.

Sister: Please let that little girl inside...

Respecting the order, security guard lets that little girl inside.

School Security: You can go inside...

With her smiling face, she said to the security guard.

Mary: Thank you security uncle...

She rushed inside to inform about the keys.

Mary: Sister…sister

Sister of that school looks at her astonishingly.

Sister: What happened my dear girl? Go home...

Mary in hurry informed her.

Mary: Sister…sister… one teacher from your school dropped this car key. So can you please return it to her.

With a smiling face, sister said to her.

Sister: You are a very good girl.

Immediately sister questioned her.

Sister: What is your name?

Mary happily replied to her question.

Mary: Mary

Scene 8

With excitement and responsibility, Mary enters the school gate and with happiness meets one the sisters there. With a smile on Mary’s face, Mary informs the sister. Listening to her cute voice and very happy with her helpful nature, sister asked her.

Mary: Sister! Take these keys and please give to the teacher...

Sister asked a question quickly.

Sister: And why you didn’t hand over to her immediately?

Mary immediately replied to her question.

Mary: That is because, she was in hurry I guess...So I couldn’t reach her and the security uncle stopped me entering inside...He thought that I will peep inside again to watch children play...

Sister was taken aback by her gesture.

Sister: Thank you so much for the kind gesture of yours...I will return the key to the teacher...

Mary was so obliged with sister’s gesture that she couldn’t stop herself from giving her a gift.

Mary: Sister…I have some gift for you.

Taking something from her stationary box, she takes a pen and gives to sister.

Mary: When I will become something in life...I will give you a foreign pen for sure...

Looking at Mary’s confident, sister smiles and replies to her

Sister: Thank you so much for this gift...I don’t want to take it, but will take it because this will remind me of you...

Sister took it with great love and Mary told her desire of becoming something in life.

Mary: Sister...I want to go to school, but I cannot because I am the bread earner of the family...

Looking at Mary’s attitude, sister took out some sweets from her pocket and offered to Mary.

Sister: Here is something for you my child... I will see what I could do for you...As for now you go home and help your parents...

Mary: Thank you sister…

Mary left the place and as usual with her cheerful face replied to the security

Mary: Thank you security uncle…

Security in concern told Mary.

School Security: No go home...

When she was out of the gate she pondered for a while and thought (Where should I go now...)

Scene 9

Mary: Hmmm…what should I do now?...I think I should go to different school to sell things…
She kept her things in a plastic bag, took them along and Mary went to different school. (Tribute to renowned Indian Filmmaker Satyajit Ray in the movie ‘Pather Panchali’: Durga walking towards her house).

Mary reached St. Joseph’s Boys School, Museum road and she saw children coming out of the school with parents. Mary began to sell the things.

Mary: Stationary items...stationary items...Please come...come...Pencil, Pen, Sharpener, Eraser...come come come...

Towards the end one family came to pick their child and saw this girl, who was selling stationary things.

Mary: Aunty will you like to buy something? What do you want? Pen, Pencil, Eraser...take which one you want...Buy something na please...

They replied to her and said.

Parent: Give us pencil.

They bought this pencil and gave it to their child. Mary thanked them.

Mary: Thank you aunty...

They asked her.

Parent: I see you every time here...Where do you live and do you study?

Mary answered to their question without any hesitation and conversation continued for few minutes between them.

Mary: Yes, I am here every day to earn my living and support my family...

Parent: Where do you live?

Mary: Hmm… I feel shy to tell...but still I will tell you...

“Yes I have my parents and I live with them along with my younger brother in Viveknagar. We have a small house but I thank God at least we have a house. My father is unemployed and always beats my mother for no reason after drinking. Every day when I reach home he would snatch the money from me and would go out and buy alcohol. Even if I want to study and read from the pages which I collected, he would snatch and push at me. My mom work as poauramikas and sweeps the footpaths and do all menial work. But we cannot save money because my dad snatches all money and spend for drinking. My brother is too small and he is at home. But I go to different schools to sell these stationary things to support the family”.

Scene 10

Mary reached home in the night after her work, while her father was quarrelling with her mother. As soon as he saw Mary, the father got up and snatched the Plastic bag where she kept her things to sell. He turns the bag upside down in search for money. Mary tell her father not to do it.

Mary’s Father: huh…huh…what are you doing there… who will eat this food and I don’t have money for my drinks…give me some money…where has all my money gone… (he looks at his son and said) Let me get money for my drinks then I will buy some more toys for you (he saw Mary coming in and he said) Oh…my Lovely daughter did you bring some money for me

Mary: Please daddy...Please don’t take it...
Mary’s Father: hmmm…I got some money here let me go and get some drinks…

Once he gets the money, he leaves the house to buy alcohol. This was the regular event that happens in Mary’s life. Mary tells her mother how father takes away the money that she earns.

Mary: Mummy...what to do now...Daddy has taken all the money...

So Mary kept aside certain amount of money wrapped in a plastic. Once the father is out she takes the money and hands it over to her mother. 

Mary: Mummy! Take this money... I kept separately because I know daddy will snatch the money from me every day.

Mother smiles at her and says few words about their daily life.

Mother: Thank you so much Mary...This is how we live out life...

In the night, sitting in one corner of the house Mary helps her mother in washing utensils. After helping her mother, Mary takes out the papers (she picked up the thrown papers near the school gate) from her bag and starts reading them.

Mary: A...B...      P...E...A...R...L
Mary’s Father: What is this huh…what is this… you go…do this work…give me food

After sometime, father enters the home, takes the papers from Mary, and orders for food. Mother hurries to give food to her husband.

Mary tells this to the parents who asked Mary about her livelihood and she tells this while standing in front of the parent. Mary continues.

Mary: This is how I live my life every day... I wish I could go to school someday...

The boy’s mother got touched by her story and slight tears started rolling down from their cheeks.
Parent: So sad... I will try to help you...

Parent gives some money to Mary, but Mary refuses, but keeping her mother in mind she accepts the money from them. Parent shakes hand with her and wishes her goodnight and even orders her to do the needful.

Parent: Here…Take this money…Please don’t give this money to daddy but give to mummy

Mary obeys the boy’s mother’s words and says with a smile.
Mary: I don’t want money...Thank you aunty...its okay...goodnight aunty...
Scene 11

Mary as usual reaches the school before all the children to sell her things. When all the children are inside the class she notices a politician coming by bike. Just a few minutes later, she noticed the politician talking busily over the phone, and takes out a handkerchief from his pocket. Suddenly his slim leather wallet falls down on the road. The wallet contains all ATM cards, Money etc. The man then suddenly touched his pockets and found that his purse was not there. He began to search again in his pockets. When he saw the girl was holding the purse he slapped her.

Politician: Why did you steal my purse?

Mary was trembling and begs pardon.

Mary: Uncle I am not stealing... You just dropped your purse and so I picked up to hand over to you...

Man couldn’t believe her and angrily spoke to her.

Politician: You wretched poor… don’t you know who I am?

He paused for few seconds, and then he continued.

Politician: I am the boss, the MLA of this area…

Mary apologises him.

Mary: Sorry uncle…I am really sorry…

But he angrily spoke to her.

Politician: What! Sorry...people like you bring bad name to me and our constitution…

He continued speaking.

Politician: You don’t deserve to have the little money…that you have…

He spoke rude words to her and began cursing her but Mary begs him.

Mary: Sir…sir...my family...my family...

He continued by speaking rude words to her and began cursing her

Politician: You thief? Your place is jail only…I will call the police...Wait...

Mary in tears, convincing him.

Mary: Please sir let me go....I am not stealing. Please…please...my family...please let me go...please...

But with anger on that person’s face, he immediately holds her hand tightly and starts arguing with her thinking that she was a thief. The politician called the police. The police arrived in few minutes and they took Mary away with all her belongings. No one supported her and believed in her.

Scene 12

After a while, police arrived on the spot. When he saw the girl was holding the purse he slapped her.

Police: What happened sir?

Politician began abusing Mary as a thief

Politician: Take this thief, this wretched poor, this swine, this bitched; beat her, give her a good lesson and lock her in the jail…Police

Mary with tears rolling on her face and she tries to convince them.

Mary: Please sir… please forgive me…

But the man couldn’t hear a single apology word from her and spoke to her rudely.

Politician: Get lost from my sight, you stray dogs that eat up our economy…

Respecting the words of the man, police obeyed his words and replied.

Police: Okay sir…

Police woman pulling her inside the car and Mary in tears went with them.

The movie ends with the bars and road ahead.



This is the way people think about a girl living in poverty. Society is very cruel and misunderstands poor people so easily; they have this perception towards poorer society. Like this little girl who had courage to return the belongings of an individual, determination to do something in life, like educating people as she says. She understands this world and people within it. She knows the outside world so much that she motivates people and pass this message of hope, strength within oneself and confident that she puts on sister’s mind wins her not through the words but through emotions and gesture in a way. This little girl not only teach us all this qualities but also humanity that matters a lot.




Schedule and location

Character 1 is Mary
Character 2 is School Security Guard
Character 3 is Sister of the school
Character 4 is T Thomas
Character 5 is Jenny
Character 6 is Politician
Character 7 is Girl (Asking for pencil)
Character 8 is Girl's father
Character 9 is Girl's mother
Character 10 is Girl (Instrument box)
Character 11 is Police
Character 12 is Blind Man
Character 13 is Fruit Seller
Character 14 is Parent
































Locations
Day 1
Day 2
Night 2
Day 3
9:00 - 11:00 am
9:00 - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
5:00 - 9:00 pm
7:00 - 9:00 pm
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Outside the school (EXT)
Character 1
Character 2
Character 7
Character 8
Character 12
Near the school gate (EXT)
Character 1
Character 2
Character 9
Character 10
Character 13
Inside the school corridor (INT)
Character 1
Character 3
Near the school gate (EXT)
Character 1
Character 7
Character 14
In the house (INT)
Character 1
Character 4
Character 5
Outside the school (EXT)
Character 1
Character 6
Character 11

Budget
(Total is 80,000 approx for 24 minutes)
List
Price (in Rs.)
Mary
5,000
Thomas
2,000
Jenny
2,000
Security Guard
5,000
School teacher
500
Sister of the school
4,000
Fruit Seller
500
Passerby
500
Boy
500
Boy’s parent
1,000
Car Rent
2,000
House rent
2,000
Lightings
5,000
Stationeries
100
Costumes
2,000
Accessories
600
Hair styles
3,000
Transportation
3,000
Food
2,500
Camera & helping crew
6,000
Studio
9,500
Make-up artist
1,000
Editor
8,500
Director
5,000
Assistant Director
3,000
Script writer
2,000
Music (Online download)
600
Story board
3,200
TOTAL
80,000


Cast
Mary ....................................................................................................Rosilin
Thomas...................................................................................Stephen Jojo
Jenny................................................................................................Lakshmi
Brother..................................................................................................Rahul
Paul..................................................................................................Shaining
Police Officer......................................................................Tenzin Dhazai
Assistant Police...............................................................Rikutmon Kshiar
Politician.................................................................................Vinod Kumar
Fruit Seller................................................................................Chanamma
Sister...............................................................................Sr. Hemanti Lakra
Grace..........................................................................Iarihun Nongkhlaw
Shamili’s Mother.................................................................................Kiran
Shamili................................................................................................Shamili
Medsha’s Father.....................................................................................Ravi
Medsha...................................................................................................Sijina
Security........................................................................................R Diraviam
Blind Man.......................................................................................Santhosh
Teacher...................................................................................Sheba M Sam
Lightings.....................................................................................Shaining
Costumes....................................................................Shaining & Rosilin
Hairstyles.....................................................................................Rosilin
Make-up.............................................................................Kiran & Rosilin
Camera................................................................ Shaining & Santhosh
Location.....................................................................................Shaining
Story........................................................................................... Shaining
Script..................................................................................................Kiran
CASTING.........................................................................................Shaining
Editor........................................................Shaining, Kiran & Santhosh
Music......................................................................Shaining & Ebanezer
Co-producer..............................................................................Shaining
Producer...........................................................................................Kiran
Assistant director......................................................................Kiran
Director.................................................................................... Shaining





Special thanks / THANK YOU to
Sr. Pauline, Headmistress, St. Euphrasia School & to all the staff and students of St. Euphrasia School

Sr. Molly, Headmistress, St. Annes School

Fr. Clifford Sequeira S J, Principal, St. Joseph’s Boys High School

Kohima Region
Jesuit Nivas Community
Arrupe Nivas Community
Ashirvad Jesuit Community
St. Andrew’s Holy Cross Community

Dr Fr Praveen Martis SJ, Principal, St. Joseph’s College

Mr. Johnson Rajkumar, Head of the Department of Communication

All the staffs of Department of Communication
And all our classmates


Last but not the least
Special thanks to
Mr. Sathish rajan
GUIDE FOR THIS PROJECT




Directors’ Note

Scene 1

1.             Zoom in the school name, tilt down.
2.             Tilt up from low level angle to show Mary standing with her basket and showing the school name in the background.
3.             Chest level shooting of Mary selling stationary items and children entering the school.
4.             Focus the camera on the children buying things from Mary and some children are just peeping and looking at what Mary is selling.
5.             With a cute smile on her face, she attracts parents and students to buy her products like pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, scales.

In the morning, when children were rushing inside the gate of St. Euphrasia School; Mary, 14-yrs-old girl with a decent but simple poor dress was standing beside the school gate selling necessary stationary materials to the kids.

With a cute smile on her face, she attracts parents and students to buy her products like pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, scales.

Mary: Pen, Pencil, Eraser...Rs 5 each...Pen, Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener...Come come... Pens, Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener, and Scissor...Please come...come...You want to buy...

Her dress is worn out and she tied the things with an iron bar (representing that how society tied the poor or weaker sections in society).

When Mary was waiting to sell things, the daughter gestured the father asking for pencil and Mary called her.

Mary: Come come...

Little girl got attracted to Mary and told to her father by pointing at what Mary was selling.

Daughter: Daddy…pencil…pencil

Father took the daughter to Mary and bought pencil for her, and then Mary with a smiled face and very sweetly told to that little girl.

Mary: Bye

6.             Close up shot of Mary giving pencil to the father in one hand and in the other taking the money.

Then the father took his daughter to the school. Since he was in hurry he forgot to take the change from Mary. After dropping his daughter, Mary saw the man and ran towards him to return the change.

Mary: Sir…Sir...You forgot to take the change…Here it is…

Father: What? Oh! Really...I didn’t take the change...

7.             Long shot of Mary running to give the change to the father.

Mary returns the Rs.40/- to him. The father in gratitude gave Mary Rs.10/- for her honesty.

Father: Your so honest…Take this Rs.10/- for you…

Mary: No…No…No…I don’t want…Thank you so much sir…

Father: Okay then…Bye…

After returning the change to the father, Mary went to different school to sell the stationary things.
She joyfully walked towards the fruit seller (Tribute to renowned Indian Filmmaker Satyajit Ray in the movie ‘Pather Panchali’: Durga walking towards her house)


Mary passed by different schools and noticed students entering St. Joseph’s Boy’s High School, St. Joseph’s PU College.

Security: ID cards...ID card...show...show...ID...go go...

Then Mary saw the students buying things near St. Agnes’ School.

Mary went to St. Joseph’s High School and was attracting children to buy her things.

Mary: Stationary items...stationary items...come come...

8.             Long shot of Mary attracting and selling the things in different school.

In one of the schools, parents had come along with their kids to drop them to the school. As they were entering, they noticed Mary selling the stationary things. A mother along with her child came to buy pencil from Mary.

Mother: Come come...

Holding her son’s hand and asked her son.

Mother: Do you want this?

Her son slightly nodded his head and looking at her son, she asked Mary about the price

Mother: How much is this?

Mary politely replied to her.

Mary: Rs. 5

Mother bought pencil for her son and gave the money by thanking Mary.

Mother: Take it...Thank you...

Another parent had come to drop his son and his son got attracted and bought some stationary from Mary.

Parent: This is so nice



Scene 2

Mary notices that the children were standing in assembly so she peeps in through the gate. The security in a couple of minutes noticed that a girl was watching so curiously, tried to chase her off.

1.             While she is peeping from the gate during the assembly, close up shot of Mary’s face showing the children standing in assembly.
2.             Security in a couple of minutes noticed Mary was watching so curiously, tried to chase her off.
3.             Close up shot to show more intense look of Mary from the gate

School Security: Don’t stand here... Go...

4.             Mary looking at the security and asking

But her curiosity didn’t let her to go from that place till she asked a question to the school security.

Mary: Uncle what is going on inside?

5.             Mary is peeping from the gate while the children are doing assembly and Mary was imitating by making the sign of the cross.

School Security: Prayer is going on...

6.             Camera showing on Mary looking inside and security sending her away. With a little disappointment for not watching them pray till they finish, she had to leave from there with her stuffs. Since she cannot go inside the gate, she ponders what to do next.

With a little disappointment for not watching them pray till they finish, she had to leave from there with her things.



Scene 3

Mary walked towards different school. Suddenly she noticed a blind man trying to cross the road and thinks for a while (Why is he standing there...I think he cannot see...Oh! I will go and help him). Mary moved with pity and runs to help him.

  1. Long shot of Mary crossing the road to help the blind man.

Mary: Uncle where do you want to go?

Blind man: I want to cross the road...but I cannot cross because I can hear so many vehicles passing by…

  1. Close up shot of Mary holding the blind man’s hand to cross the road.

Mary: Come uncle…I will help you...

Blind man: So kind of you...

Mary reaches a school and waits for the students to come out for their lunch break. As she waits she thinks of taking rest for a while (Classes are not over, what to do now...I am feeling so tired...let me go to that corner and sleep for a while), she gets tired and sleeps.

Mary: Uncle where do you want to go?



Scene 4

Mary reaches St. Euphrasia School, but since the classes were going on, she went to one corner and slept. She dreamt about herself being in the school and participating in all activities in the school.

When the bells rang and classes got over, Mary as usual continued selling her things. As she was selling her things, she noticed a girl dropping her instrument box. She went to the spot and pick up the box and tried to return the box. She shouted.

Mary: Hello hello…you dropped your instrument box...

The mother and the girl didn’t pay attention and they just went ahead. The girl kept the instrument box in her box. As she continued selling her things and she found few girls throwing sheets of paper near the school gate. Mary bends down to pick those thrown papers and started arranging them properly. Then she sat in one corner and started reading those papers which she had picked up, and trying to read and learn.

  1. Close up shot of Mary sitting outside school gate and reading paper.
  2. Close up shot of Mary moving her finger while reading the alphabets in the thrown paper.

Mary: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J....

  1. The night falls and there is a jump cut to the next day.
  2. Fade in and fade out



Scene 5

The next day, Mary as usual reached early to sell things in the school. She was quite familiar with the children now. When she saw the girl who dropped the instrument box and said

Mary: Hey…I think you dropped your instrument box yesterday... Here it is please take it...

The girl and his mother were so delighted to see the missing instrument box returned to them by Mary. The girl quickly opened the box and found everything inside as it was. With a smile on her face she showed it to her mother and girl thanked Mary for her kind help.

Girl: Thank you so much...

1.             Medium long shot of Mary having conversation with a mother of a girl.

The girl’s mother took out some money and wanted to give it to this girl, but Mary refused.

Mother: I appreciate your honesty...Please take this money...Take it...it’s for you...take it...Okay

Mary again tried to peep inside but the security chased her away.

School Security: Go go...Don’t look here...Go go to your home...Go

Since she could not go inside the gate, she began pondering what to do next.

Mary: Now where shall I go...

2.             Close up of Mary thinking what to do next.
3.             Medium shot of Mary touching and rubbing the stomach in hunger before going to fruit stall.



Scene 6

As she was thinking what to do next, Mary was feeling hungry and was looking for something to eat.

Mary: I am so hungry...Now need to have something...

Suddenly Mary saw fruit wheel stall standing there and selling the different types of fruits. Since she was hungry, she decided to go and buy something from the fruit seller.

1.             Camera showing Mary moving away from the school gate and suddenly she saw the fruit seller close by.
2.             Mary walks towards the fruit seller. Long shot to show Mary’s walking style and the fruit seller wheel is shown.
3.             Showing fruit seller arranging things and Mary is asking the cost of banana.

Mary: Can you give me a banana to eat?

4.             Camera focus on the fruit seller asking for money.

Fruit seller: Do you have money?

5.             Mary showed him the note of Rs 10. Then fruit seller asked her.

She showed her the note of Rs.10/-. Mary asked the fruit seller.
                                 
Mary: How much is it?

And fruit seller replied to her.

Fruit seller: How much do you want?

9.             The fruit seller gave her a bunch and asking for Rs 20 but Mary asked only for one banana and paid Rs 5.

She gave her a bunch of banana and asking for Rs.20/- which was kept next to her money box. But Mary stopped her for giving more.

Fruit seller: Give Rs. 20/-…

Mary: Take...

Fruit seller was giving her a bunch of banana but Mary refused and asked
                          
Mary: No…. no… no...Please give me just one banana...

Fruit seller: Take...Give me change?

With a smile Mary took the banana from her and fruit seller asked her to give only some amount for one banana.

Fruit seller: Rs. 5 only...

Mary took out the money from her money box, which she had earned since morning. With a smile, she said to her.

10.         Medium shot of Mary eating banana.

Mary: Thank you aunty...

Mary replied back to her with a smile. Mary ate the fruit.



Scene 7

After having a banana, she goes to the school security and asks for drinking water since she was thirsty.

1.             After having a banana, she went to drink water.
2.             Camera focus on Mary asking drinking water from the security.

Mary: Uncle...I want some water to drink...give me water

Security asked her to wait outside the gate.

School Security: Water...Okay wait...

While giving water school security said

School Security: Here you are...

Then Mary thanked him with a smile.

3.             Security gives a bottle of water, medium shot while she drinks water. Then Mary thanked him with a smile.

Mary: Thank you uncle...

4.             Medium shot when Mary stands in front of the gate and peeps inside again.

After drinking water Mary noticed a lady teacher got down from her car and parked her car near the gate. Mary saw the lady teacher getting down from the car and saw her closing the car door. But since Mary was busy initially didn’t notice the keys were fallen down near the car door. After few moments she saw the keys below the car. As the teacher rushed inside the school campus, Mary runs to that spot, picks up that bunch of keys and in hurry wanted to give back these keys to that teacher. But as Mary ran towards the school gate, security guard as usual stopped her. But she requested him to let her in and explained to him the situation.          
5.             Medium shot of Mary looking at the teacher getting down from the car.
6.             Medium and close up shot of the Mary taking the key which was fallen down on the road, and camera moves towards Mary as she rushes towards the gate.
7.             As Mary stands near the gate, security comes closer to her to stop her entering inside the school. 

Mary: Uncle...the teacher has dropped this key...I need to give it to her...
                  
Security, as restricted in his duties, said to her.

School Security: Wait wait wait...

The school Headmistress (sister) was walking in the school corridors to check whether all students are inside their class room or not. Suddenly she noticed Mary determined to enter inside the school campus. When she noticed the security and a little girl was arguing with each other. She called out the security person, and the security rushed towards the headmistress. Meanwhile Mary was shouting

8.             Camera with medium shots focusing on Mary and security, sister noticed the security and a little girl standing and having a conversation.

Sister: Security…

School Security: Yes sister...

Mary: Sister…sister…sister…sister…

9.             When sister calls the security to ask him, camera zooms out as security walks towards the sister and points at Mary while talking.

With anticipation, she spoke.

Sister: Please let that little girl inside...

10.         While Mary was standing near the gate with the keys in her hand, showing and indicating sister that she has keys to return, security runs towards Mary to inform her. Camera focuses with long shot and medium shot, along with zoom in and zoom out shots on her running towards the sister with the keys.

Respecting the order, security guard lets that little girl inside.

School Security: You can go inside...

With her smiling face, she said to the security guard.

Mary: Thank you security uncle...

11.         As Mary got closer to the sister, to return the keys; the camera was zooming out to its medium shot.

She rushed inside to inform about the keys.

Mary: Sister…sister

Sister of that school looks at her astonishingly.
                                                      
Sister: What happened my dear girl? Go home...

12.         Medium close up shot was taken as she was speaking to the sister.

Mary in hurry informed her.

Mary: Sister…sister… one teacher from your school dropped this car key. So can you please return it to her.

With a smiling face, sister said to her.

Sister: You are a very good girl.

Immediately sister questioned her.

Sister: What is your name?

Mary happily replied to her question.

Mary: Mary



Scene 8

With excitement and responsibility, Mary enters the school gate and with happiness meets one the sisters there. With a smile on Mary’s face, Mary informs the sister. Listening to her cute voice and very happy with her helpful nature, sister asked her.

1.      Long shot of Mary as she along with sister goes inside the school’s office.
2.      Medium shot was taken as they both walked inside the office.

Mary: Sister! Take these keys and please give to the teacher...

Sister asked a question quickly.

Sister: And why you didn’t hand over to her immediately?

3.      Medium shoulder shot was taken as Mary was explaining to her the reason of not doing the needful immediately. And there conversation starts as Mary begins.

Mary immediately replied to her question.

Mary: That is because, she was in hurry I guess...So I couldn’t reach her and the security uncle stopped me entering inside...He thought that I will peep inside again to watch children play...

Sister was taken aback by her gesture.

Sister: Thank you so much for the kind gesture of yours...I will return the key to the teacher...

Mary was so obliged with sister’s gesture that she couldn’t stop herself from giving her a gift.

Mary: Sister…I have some gift for you.

Taking something from her stationary box, she takes a pen and gives to sister.

Mary: When I will become something in life...I will give you a foreign pen for sure...

Looking at Mary’s confident, sister smiles and replies to her

Sister: Thank you so much for this gift...I don’t want to take it, but will take it because this will remind me of you...


Sister took it with great love and Mary told her desire of becoming something in life.

Mary: Sister...I want to go to school, but I cannot because I am the bread earner of the family...

Looking at Mary’s attitude, sister took out some sweets from her pocket and offered to Mary.

Sister: Here is something for you my child... I will see what I could do for you...As for now you go home and help your parents...

Mary: Thank you sister…

4.             Medium shoulder shot was taken, when Mary leaves the office.

Mary left the place and as usual with her cheerful face replied to the security

Mary: Thank you security uncle…

Security in concern told Mary.

School Security: No go home...

5.      Medium shot was taken as Mary walks out the school gate and fall asleep on the footpath, next to the school gate.

When she was out of the gate she pondered for a while and thought (Where should I go now...)

She kept her things in a plastic bag, took them along and Mary went to different school. (Tribute to renowned Indian Filmmaker Satyajit Ray in the movie ‘Pather Panchali’: Durga walking towards her house).



Scene 9

1.             Extreme long shot and long shot of Mary walking joyfully towards different schools.

Mary reached St. Joseph’s Boys School, Museum road and she saw children coming out of the school with parents. Mary began to sell the things.

Mary: Stationary items...stationary items...Please come...come...Pencil, Pen, Sharpener, Eraser...come come come...

Towards the end one family came to pick their child and saw this girl, who was selling stationary things.

2.             In the evening when the bell rang Mary got up in alert and went to the school gate and began selling the things again.
3.             Camera focus on Children running as the school is over some of the teachers and parents were waiting there for the children.
4.             Towards the end Mary noticed a mother and her child and she called.

Mary: Aunty will you like to buy something? What do you want? Pen, Pencil, Eraser...take which one you want...Buy something na please...

They replied to her and said.        

Parent: Give us pencil.

5.             Show mother buying the sketch pen, take out money from the bag and give to Mary. Mary then said

They bought this pencil and gave it to their child. Mary thanked them.

Mary: Thank you aunty...

6.             Keep camera in a position which shows the conversation between the Mother and Mary

They asked her.

Parent: I see you every time here...Where do you live and do you study?

Mary answered to their question without any hesitation and conversation continued for few minutes between them.

Mary: Yes, I am here every day to earn my living and support my family...

7.             Camera showing Mary answering to the mother

Parent: Where do you live?

Mary: Hmm… I feel shy to tell...but still I will tell you...

8.             Mother, child and Mary are included in the frame and Mary began to narrate her story. Shoulder shot from mother’s direction to show Mary’s expression. Shoulder shot from Mary’s direction to show mother’s expression

“Yes I have my parents and I live with them along with my younger brother in Viveknagar. We have a small house but I thank God at least we have a house. My father is unemployed and always beats my mother for no reason after drinking. Every day when I reach home he would snatch the money from me and would go out and buy alcohol. Even if I want to study and read from the pages which I collected, he would snatch and push at me. My mom work as poauramikas and sweeps the footpaths and do all menial work. But we cannot save money because my dad snatches all money and spend for drinking. My brother is too small and he is at home. But I go to different schools to sell these stationary things to support the family”.



Scene 10

Mary reached home in the night after her work, while her father was quarrelling with her mother. As soon as he saw Mary, the father got up and snatched the Plastic bag where she kept her things to sell. He turns the bag upside down in search for money. Mary tell her father not to do it.

Mary: Please daddy...Please don’t take it...

Once he gets the money, he leaves the house to buy alcohol. This was the regular event that happens in Mary’s life. Mary tells her mother how father takes away the money that she earns.

Mary: Mummy...what to do now...Daddy has taken all the money...

So Mary kept aside certain amount of money wrapped in a plastic. Once the father is out she takes the money and hands it over to her mother. 

1.             Camera is kept in low angle showing the plate of rice and then Mary (bread earner) entering inside the house.
2.             Show the father running to Mary and snatch the bag to get whatever money she has brought, the father turns the bag upside down and drops all the things in the floor.
3.             Mary collects the things and then since knows her father’s behaviour she kept separately and she gives the money to her mother.

Mary: Mummy! Take this money... I kept separately because I know daddy will snatch the money from me every day.

4.             Show Mary giving the money to mother then, focus on the money in the plastic. The mother took the money and tap on Mary’s shoulder.

Mother smiles at her and says few words about their daily life.
                                     
Mother: Thank you so much Mary...This is how we live out life...

In the night, sitting in one corner of the house Mary helps her mother in washing utensils. After helping her mother, Mary takes out the papers (she picked up the thrown papers near the school gate) from her bag and starts reading them.

Mary: A...B...P...E...A...R...

After sometime, father enters the home, takes the papers from Mary, and orders for food. Mother hurries to give food to her husband.

5.      Camera focus on Mary reading the papers she picked up and trying to learn.
6.      Father entered in with a then father entered in with a bottle of liquor and stopped Mary from reading.
7.      In the frame show Mary sitting and washing utensils while Father ordered for food from mother. Out of fear mother hurried in giving food.

Mary tells this to the parents who asked Mary about her livelihood and she tells this while standing in front of the parent. Mary continues.

Mary: This is how I live my life every day... I wish I could go to school someday...

The boy’s mother gets touched by her story and was emotionally down.

Parent: So sad... I will try to help you...

8.             Camera shows on Mother taking out money and giving it to Mary.
9.             Mary refuses but keeping her mother in mind she accepts the money from them.

Parent gives some money to Mary, but Mary refuses, but keeping her mother in mind she accepts the money from them. Parent shakes hand with her and wishes her goodnight and even orders her to do the needful.

Parent: Here…Take this money…Please don’t give this money to daddy but give to mummy

Mary obeys the boy’s mother’s words and says with a smile.

Mary: I don’t want money...Thank you aunty...its okay...goodnight aunty...



Scene 11

Mary as usual reaches the school before all the children to sell her things. When all the children are inside the class she notices a politician coming by bike. Just a few minutes later, she noticed the politician talking busily over the phone, and takes out a handkerchief from his pocket. Suddenly his slim leather wallet falls down on the road. The wallet contains all ATM cards, Money etc. The man then suddenly touched his pockets and found that his purse was not there. He began to search again in his pockets. When he saw the girl was holding the purse he slapped her.

1.      Long shot of the Politician coming towards the school with a bike.
2.      As soon as he got down from the bike camera show him busy talking in the phone.
3.      In the frame show the politician busy in the phone and was removing his handkerchief but his purse dropped.
4.      Camera focusing on Mary seeing the purse.
5.      Close up shot of the purse with all the things inside.
6.      The frame will include Mary and politician.

Politician: Why did you steal my purse?

7.       In the frame Mary and Politician is shown and Mary was trembling and begs pardon.

Mary was trembling and begs pardon.

Mary: Uncle I am not stealing... You just dropped your purse and so I picked up to hand over to you...

8.      The frame will include Mary and politician. Politician, a rich man is suspicious of Mary and couldn’t believe her honesty so angrily he spoke to her.

Man couldn’t believe her and angrily spoke to her.

Politician: You wretched poor… don’t you know who I am?

He paused for few seconds, and then he continued.
                       
Politician: I am the boss, the MLA of this area…

Mary apologises him.

9.      Camera focus on Mary’s hand when Mary apologises him.

Mary: Sorry uncle…I am really sorry…

But he angrily spoke to her.

Politician: What! Sorry...people like you bring bad name to me and our constitution…

10.  Camera showing politician looking at Mary angrily and spoke to her.

He continued speaking.

Politician: You don’t deserve to have the little money…that you have…

11.  In the frame Mary standing in sorrow and Politician took even the little money which Mary had earned that day.

He spoke rude words to her and began cursing her but Mary begs him.

Mary: Sir…sir...my family...my family...

12.  In a frame Mary is shown pleading the politician.

He continued by speaking rude words to her and began cursing her

Politician: You thief? Your place is jail only…I will call the police...Wait...

Mary in tears, convincing him.

13.  In the frame the politician holds Mary’s hand so that she could not escape from him.
14.  Camera focus on politician taking is phone and call the police

Mary: Please sir let me go....I am not stealing. Please…please...my family...please let me go...please...

But with anger on that person’s face, he immediately holds her hand tightly and starts arguing with her thinking that she was a thief. The politician called the police. The police arrived in few minutes and they took Mary away with all her belongings. No one supported her and believed in her.



Scene 12

After a while, police arrived on the spot. When he saw the girl was holding the purse he slapped her.

1.      Extreme long shot of Police vehicle coming to the school
2.      Long shot of Police walking towards Mary and politician. Shot will be taken from two angles

Police: What happened sir?

3.      In the frame Politician, Mary and police are shown.

Politician began abusing Mary as a thief

Politician: Take this thief, this wretched poor, this swine, this bitched; beat her, give her a good lesson and lock her in the jail…Police

Mary with tears rolling on her face and she tries to convince them.

4.      Mary in sadness is shown and how she is trying her best seeking for forgiveness.

Mary: Please sir… please forgive me…

But the man couldn’t hear a single apology word from her and spoke to her rudely.

5.      Show the expression of the Politician in the Camera: Pitiless towards Mary and proud of himself as a rich, powerful politician.

Politician: Get lost from my sight, you stray dogs that eat up our economy…

Respecting the words of the man, police obeyed his words and replied.

6.      In the frame show police catching Mary’s hand and moving towards the car.

Police: Okay sir…

Police woman pulling her inside the car and Mary in tears went with them.

7.      Extreme close up shot of iron bars and extreme view of a straight road is shown in the frame.

The movie ends with the bars and road ahead. This indicate that how society suppress the poorer section of society. They have hopes and dreams in their lives but everything just vanishes because society deprived them.


Summary

In the movie, Mary is a sweet and helpful girl. We see how in each different situation Mary help people by crossing the road (like she did helping blind man cross the road), returning the change to the father, and giving back the valet of a powerful man, politician. She is very humble and a truthful human being. She is, what she is and what she is suppose to be by the grace of God.
           
            Mary wishes to study and pursue a career to become something in life and be an independent girl, who can stand on her own feet and help her family especially her mother financially. She has desire to study like other children in the school, play like them, read and learn new things like them. She survives by eating one fruit in a day as a meal in the afternoon. She struggles a lot to survive and take care of unemployed father, mother, and a younger brother who stays at home all the time.

Girl like Mary suffer not only poverty level of their lives, but inhuman of people’s behaviour. We can see how Mary tries to earn as much as possible from her end to run her family and their livelihood. But society treats her badly, by putting her into trouble of jailing her for no reason. She has rights to live on her own and no one has the rights to take her away from her. She wears the same dress all the time, and goes to different school to sell. You must be wondering why she only goes to schools and not colleges, this is because she knows that if she has to study and become something in life, it will all begin with schooling.

Talking about a girl like Mary, people won’t get tired instead they will love talking to such a nice girl. We even see how Mary and sister’s conversation turn out to be so emotional and gesture-full. Mary does what is right and doesn’t support the wrong things and bad people. She is very innocent who doesn’t know that hoe cruel this world is for her and how it will be on her in future. Looking at her, we are sure every person would like to be like her, but we have law and order, which sometimes behave like a hell master monitoring an angel on the earth. 


THE END

Jakhong, Mairang, Meghalaya

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