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	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}       Intro (:45) Narrator:  In a perfect world, there is no Buckner International...  Pix:  Night, interior, bedroom, 5 year old girl reading.  POV CU of an open, beautifully illustrated book.  As she reads, the girl whispers the words on the page.   (loud noise from something thrown)   Her book drops. Cut to MS girl curling under blanket.   (man and woman screaming.  "I didn't want the damn kid...you did!...")    Cut to WS from behind bed toward the door, barely open.  Her bedroom is a mess.   (racket escalates)   Narr:  19 out of 100 kids grow up in abusive or broken homes.  It's not their fault.  Some never escape.  Pix:  WS continues.  Girl runs to the door.  She closes it, image goes black.   (racket fades to silence)    Principal 1- Stephanie.  A 32 year old photographer in her studio.   (3:00)  PIX:  Day, interior.  CU of giggling child as seen through a still camera's viewfinder.  MS Stephanie's leans from behind camera.  Subsequent shots establish the location and how Stephanie sets a cheery mood for her subject.   (nat sound in bg)   Stephanie:  Photographing kids is always such fun.  Cute just comes naturally.  All I do is set the tone.  I adore them because they're so innocent and trusting.  You pray that someday they find what makes them special.  But you never know, do you...   PIX:  Day, exterior, suburban.  WS lock-off of 4 year old girl standing alone, silently looking at the camera, with Buckner facade deep in the background.  Dissolve, add 2 children per  VO  cue.   (nat sound in bg)   Stephanie:  My beginnings were what you'd call broken.  When I was around 4 years old, I was placed in a Buckner home, along with my brother and sister.  My mother put us there.  She knew she couldn't raise us...   PIX:  Night, exterior, urban.  Street where streetwalkers frequent.  POV inside a moving car as it drives slowly.  Through the window we see shadows, ladies of the night, awaiting business.   (nat sound in bg)   Stephanie:  My mother was a drug addict and maybe a prostitute.  Her childhood was a mess, too, so I don't really blame her...   PIX:  Night, exterior, prison.  WS dolly back from outside barbed wire fences.   (nat sound in bg)   Stephanie:  I don't have any memories of my father from when I was little.  See, he was in prison back then.   PIX:  Night, interior, home living room.  MS from side of unidentifiable man with laptop computer.   (nat sound in bg)   Stephanie:   No one told me that...I found out later he was into child porn...   PIX:  Series, interior & exterior.  Camera roams, close to the action.  No wide shots.  CU and MS of kids receiving grownups' attention while they play, socialize, make stuff.   Faces of adults and children are seen in 1/4 profile or from behind.  They respond to each other and to guidance.  ECUs of gestures.  Nothing effusive or exaggerated.   (nat sound in bg)   Stephanie:   For the next 4 or 5 years, Buckner gave us what no one else who would, or could... My brother wasn't much of a talker...still isn't...but they never gave up.   PIX:  Day, exterior.  WS lock-off echoes the earlier scene with kids in front of Buckner.  Stephanie and 2 siblings, now aged 7-11, are standing and looking at camera.  One by one, they're taken away, e.g., in a car or holding a grownup's hand.  Dissolves keep the environment static.  (nat sound in bg)   Stephanie:   Eventually, of course, we all left Buckner.  My sister was adopted.  I went to back live with my mother.  My brother...moved back in with Dad...   More...   Ted Samore ©2015   
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