Labor Day’s Previews: Slavery, An African Legend About An American Slave. The Mike Fuller’s Story For The Screen Will Be Published September 13.

September 5, 2009

Labor Day’s Previews: Slavery, An African Legend About An American Slave. The Mike Fuller’s Story For The Screen Will Be Published September 13. All rights reserved.

First Draft

Introduction:
In a contemporary airport in Africa, tourists and business people are surprised to see a man in his 30’s without a shirt, with strange pants like in the 19 Century and with no luggage, looking at them like if he arrived from nowhere. “Who is he, Mom?” asked a little girl, showing the astonishing man with her finger. “What did you see? I saw nobody baby” replied the mother. “It must have been him, our hero!” told them an old man from a local tribe who was listening. “I am going to tell you his Legend, if you want, little child, sometimes people can see him when they are believers“. “You have the time, old man, we are listening to you” concludes the mother, smiling and surprised.
 

 

 

Part 1This is the story of Love That You Can Never Break.

They were a so nice couple, waiting for a first child, she was really pregnant and so happy to be. He was a proud hunter and their tribe was about to organize a great celebration of their wedding for the next month. From the desert to the jungle, everybody knew about this on our continent Africa. Even the sun was prepared to shine more and more for their love and no clouds were there to disturb their happiness and the unity of a true blue sky. It was the end of Spring. 

Part 2 – Sometimes An Accident Really Changes Your Life

It is the year 1805 in Occident and Amadou wake up for the last time together with his beloved Bolenda. A last kiss, a last look at her telling him: “don’t be late” and he is now on his way to hunt some fish or some birds, he is not sure yet but during his walk inside the forest, he fall in a hole and cannot move anymore one of his arm that hurt him a lot. He succeeds to come back on the solid ground but, there he can hear the noise of a group of people going in his direction. It is too late to escape. They are Africans from the cities, working for the slave dealers from Europe. They take him and he cannot resist. Then they leave the area with him, he will not speak.

Part 3  – Transferred in America To Be Sold To a Plantation Owner

Just 2 or 3 days to wait for the ship, chains on him, dozens waiting like him, a long trip then A port on another continent. He understands now some English words. They say: America. In the port, a big meeting room where he is shown with the others to the people who need slaves for their cotton plantation. “Who are you? asks a man. “Amadou! he replies, “slave?” he does not understand the word that is a fact for him. He will work for the man who selects him and a dozen of other Africans.

Part 4 – Victim of The Daughter’s Owner Attraction

In the Plantation, the slaves sleep in the same old building in wood and the Hunter tells to the others his love for his Bolenda, speaking a mix of English and African. He shows his motivation to go back to Africa. They are scared or laughing at him. One evening, he receives the order to go to the mansion of the owners where the owner’s daughter is waiting for him with an African Employee. She express an attraction for him. “I am going to teach you the English language, Amadou” she said and the employee continues in African and English “The mistress wants you to learn the words and become a part of the mansion staff to serve their family“. He stays without expression on his face then replies “Yes”. Several weeks later, Amadou speaks better but one evening, the father meets his daughter in her bedroom with him and begins a terrible crisis. He is severely punished with sticks and owner decides to sale it to another plantation.

Part 5 – In the Church, Amadou Received Hope And Admiration Before To Leave

In the church of the village, he is invited by some anti-slavery young and old people who came to bring him there one evening, the week after he was punished and beaten. In the Church, he meets two other slaves, Duale and Micambo belonging to other properties who were punished too because they don‘t work enough according to their managers. The group of white people and the priest express their solidarity with them and ask them to speak about their previous life. Amadou swears that he will be back in Africa one day, probably soon, for his baby that must be 3 now and his Bolenda. “In my Country everybody is free! One day, it will be the same here!” The girls cry and the deep respect and emotion of everybody creates a mood of satisfaction and concentration in the dark church. “it will stop someday!” concludes the priest who gives him a compass. “This will give you the direction in your life!

Part 6 – During The Transfer, He Found The Keys Of Freedom

Thanks To The Driver’s StrokeIn the chariot that goes to the new Property where he is scheduled to work the same day, the nice man who drives has a terrible stroke after 30 miles. Amadou can check that unfortunately he is dead. He is alone now. This is the occasion to run, being free again and to find a way to go back to Africa. He has a plan, finds the keys for his chains in the old man jacket and ride the horse that he names Liberty to the Plantation where Duale and Micambo works. During the night, he can have a talk with them and explains his fantastic idea to cross the country to the first big port located far away to the north. The techniques they must use are the same than in the jungle, to walk during the night hearing the sounds of the animals in the country and to wait during the day or to continue very carefully. Duale and Micambo left with him but they have only one horse and decide to go slowly during the night.

Part 7 – In The Port, A Boat Was For Him And The Wind Helped To Leave For The Ocean

His friends are arrested 3 days later by a troop of the plantations that did not find him because he can hide in a big tree in the middle of the forest. Then he continues his travel to the city where he wants to find the ship that will sail with him to Africa. Like a ghost, he is in the town, nobody sees him, it’s about midnight and he arrives in the port where he sees a perfect boat for his so long travel. He waits until 4 or 5 and goes on board. Nobody there. Some good wind helps to quit the coast and to begin the incredible cruise.

Part 8 – 8 Days At Sea, With Some Food Left And A Terrible Storm That Helped to Be Rescued

During 8 Days, The Boat continues his trip in the middle of the Ocean, lost and going fast because of a huge storm that continues several day with a violent wind giving the direction of Africa, according to him. But the following week, his boat is half-destroyed and he is rescued by a Spanish ship where he finds help and some friendship with the captain who was in charge in Africa previously and he offers him to leave him in the Azores, in the port of Santa Cruz de Graciosa, not so far away from Africa. Amadou works there for several weeks before to get the money to have a place in a boat to Africa.

Part 9 – A Family Reunited In A Village That Cannot Believe It

After another long travel in the African bush, Amadou arrives in the morning in his small village where the people cannot believe what they see. This is the crowd around him and his Bolenda is like a crazy woman, dancing and crying while he takes his son, Mebo, in his arms. Dreams are sometimes possible to realize in a tough life when there is more than a feeling of love and destiny. Forever the couple will stay a Legend of Africa.

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2 Responses to “Labor Day’s Previews: Slavery, An African Legend About An American Slave. The Mike Fuller’s Story For The Screen Will Be Published September 13.”

  1. […] https://fredvidal.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/labor-days-previews-slavery-an-african-legend-about-an-ame… Bon appetit! Mike Fuller Focusing On Creativity To Develop His Main Projects, First The Man With The Velvet Eyes But Also German Spy and Slavery. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)For FLAG DAY, Tomorrow, Fred Vidal, PhD Will Give Hollywood A New Name!Flag Day’s Girl: A New Fred Vidal Song-Reality, Inspired By An Impossible…Happy Bastille Day! 6 Years Ago Fred Vidal, PhD Began His Career As An Acto…Labor Day Weekend Round-Up Posted by fredvidal Filed in AMERICA, AMERICAN ACTORS, FLAG DAY 2009, GERMAN SPY, Mike Fuller, SEVEN STORIES ABOUT WOMEN, SLAVERY, Silence Thomas Spears, THE FIRST TALKING MOVIE, THE FRENCH COP, TIME FRAMES, The Man With The Velvet Eyes ·Tags: Blake Lively, Fred Vidal, Mike Fuller Leave a Comment » […]

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