Urgent Evoke

A crash course in changing the world.

EPISODE 1
BUTARE


Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours– Swedish proverb


PAGE 1


PANEL A


Tumba HIV/AIDS area. Sunset. There are many people than other sectors of BUTARE district. Those people look like sad, weak and hopeless. No assurance they expect to get, only waiting for last day of life. We can see a foreign man
speaks aloud and announces a new life with hopeful.


TEXT BOX 1
Butare. February 13, 2020


OFF-PANEL 2
You’re certain they exist?


PANEL B


A sunset panorama of Butare is spread before the silhouette of the Mayor of Butare. His posture indicates that he is deep in thought.


Mayor 1
Because we need real help for them, not fairy tales. We’re only few days from corpse area.


OFF-PANEL 2
Mr. Mayor, It’s not just numerous people but almost wh*** area.


Mayor 3
I cannot let this happen. I will not. Not in my district.


PANEL C
A wide shot of the Mayor’s office. The office is large and well-appointed with an impressive desk (and maybe a portrait of the Governor himself). The main
feature, though, is the floor-to-ceiling window, and the key light is the
setting sun coming through it at an almost horizontal angle. The Governor has
turned away from the view and is facing his assistant CURA, who paces
nervously.


CURA 1
It’s said the network was responsible for getting medicine for HIV/AIDS positive and condom for HIV/AIDS negative. But they’ve never paid attention for
health. They never do.


Mayor 2
so, how do we save them?


CURA 3
You have to send an EVOKE, Mr. Mayor.


PANEL D


Close up on the CURA.


CURA
It has to come from you.


PANEL E


Close up on the Mayor.


Mayor
Alright, have a look.


PAGE 2


PANEL A


We see the message sent on the private, encrypted short message network. It is surrounded by a texture of ambient data, and layered on top of a map of Butare and a red locator dot over Tumba area.


MESSAGE TEXT: This is an EVOKE from Tumba. Urgently require tactical social innovation deployment. Category: HIV/AIDS crisis.


PANEL B:


TEXT BOX 1
Nairobi, Kenya


A high-tech surveillance room. Computer and video screens relay news and images from all over the world. The star display is a digital world map, covered with data. We can see that the message from the previous panel is a small part of
this map. In the foreground is JEAN, in silhouette, sitting at a desk with a
keyboard, a laptop, and a pencil and paper in front of him. He wears a wireless
headset.


INSET PANEL C


JEAN 1 (to himself – he should have a kind of smile when saying this line. He’s looking forward to the challenge.)
Hello, Tumba.


PANEL D


On one screen we see a picture of SARA, captioned with EVOKE MEMBER CODENAME: SARA. A touch-screen button underneath her dossier says “ACTIVATE”. Jean is pushing it.


PAGE 3


PANEL A


TEXT BOX: National University of Rwanda.


A classroom. SARA is in the middle of a lecture. The lecture hall is full of students, all watching her with rapt attention. In the front row is a student wearing a t-shirt that says “I believe EVOKE is real” in a Helvetica font. Also
apparent in the lecture hall are several giant screens, from which still more
students watch and listen in rural classrooms. A textbook says “Resilient
Logistics”. Each of these next three scenes should be tinted with the color
tone of the character. Sara is yellow, so this scene should have a palette that
features yellows and brown.


EMBER 1
So if we look at the family problems caused by HIV/AIDS crisis in the last years.


INSET PANEL B
Phone rings


PANEL C


Close up on Sara, looking at the phone.


SARA
Excuse me, class. This discussion will continue next week.


PANEL D


Sara picks up the phone and opens the laptop secretively as her class files out. In the background, two girls whisper as they leave.


Girl 1
What do you bet she pulls another one of her disappearing acts?


SARA 2
This is Sara.


PANEL E


JEAN 1 (splitscreen him in)
It’s Jean. There’s a problem in Tumba. I’m sending you in.


SARA 2
Tumba?!! How am I supposed to keep a low profile in Tumba?! I don’t exactly pass for a Rwandan girl.


JEAN 3
You’ll have to be creative.


PANEL F


SARA 1
Is it a food shortage? Citizen X has been posting leaked government memos all over the web.


JEAN 2
Citizen X is an irresponsible and dangerous organization, and I don’t know why you follow them. But yes, it’s HIV/AIDS crisis. And we’re going to fix it.


PAGE 4


PANEL A


TEXT BOX: RUHANDE


We are inside a small room. Outside a window in the background, we can see a billboard with the EVOKE logo and the tagline “It could be anyone.” In the extreme foreground is a laser cutter. The color palette for this scene is pink.
KANYANGE, who was operating the device, has just removed a safety visor from
her face. She is talking on a phone, a laptop open on the desk in front of her.
She looks serious, but also excited, energized.


KANYANGE 1
Is it just Tumba, or do they want us to handle the other cities, too?


JEAN 2
We fix Tumba on the first line.


INSET PANEL B


JEAN in his control room.


JEAN 1
Tumba will fix the rest.


PANEL C


Still in the room. Kanyange has a duffle bag in her hand.


ALCHEMY
How soon can you leave?


INSET PANEL D


Close up on KANYANGE.


KANYANGE 1
Give me an hour.


PANEL E


A reverse shot from overhead. Kanyange has the duffle in hand. In front of her is a wall bristling with tools of all kinds. The tools range from low-tech (wrenches, hammers, pliers, etc) to super high-tech devices with graphical
displays, lasers for topographical maps, RFID sensors, to precision devices
like micrometers. The idea is an overwhelming juxtaposition of a variety of
tools.


KANYANGE 2
I just need to pack up some tools.


PAGE 5


PANEL A


TEXT BOX: BURUNDI


We are outside a busy farm. A simple sign identifies this location as the Happiness Flowers Collective. We can see greenhouses in the distance. In the foreground is SONIA, standing at a table with his laptop and phone out. A
little ways behind him (out of earshot), an associate watches a helicopter
visible in the distance. The tint for this sequence is brown.


SONIA 1
How bad is the situation?


JEAN 2
I’m sending you a detailed brief.


PANEL B


Sonia’s laptop screen shows a cascade of data under the heading EVOKE 001485:


A graph showing death caused by HIV/AIDS crisis in district.
News headline: New medicine of HIV/AIDS discovered.
Statistic on HIV/AIDS crisis in Tumba.
Projected mortality rates. Watermarked with “leaked by Citizen X”


OFF-PANEL 1
You know, besides all these problems, Tumba’s also been generating its own mini greenhouse effect for decades.


PANEL C


JEAN 1
What are you suggesting?


SONIA 1
If we can get enough vegetable in the ground, we might solve a few problems at once – feed the people, clean the air, cool the climate.


JEAN 3
sounds like you’ve got your work cut out for you, SONIA. Good luck.


PANEL D


The helicopter from the previous frame touches down near SONIA. It has the EVOKE logo on it.
PAGE 6


PANEL A


TUMBA. JEAN’S OFFICE.
A big-screen TV is flashing “INCOMING CALL.”


CURA 1
It’s for you, sir. It’s him.


MAYOR 2
For God’s sake, he really does live.


PANEL B


JEAN appears on the screen. That is, Jean’s digital avatar appears.


JEAN 1
Mr. Mayor, this is Jean. You are EVOKE number 001485. Are you aware of how we work?


MAYOR 2
I’ve only heard the same legends as everyone else.


INSET PANEL C


Let’s see JEAN’s face for this line.


JEAN 3
And that’s what you’ll keep telling people.


PANEL D


SARA takes pictures of an empty lot in a residential neighborhood.


OFF-PANEL (maybe in a text box with quotes)
Officially, we don’t exist.


PANEL E


KANYANGE looks on her computer.


OFF-PANEL (text box, quotes?)
Our doctors will give the medicine, but it seems too later.


PANEL F


Sonia takes the fruits in the basket.


OFF-PANEL (text box, quotes?)
You’ll quietly facilitate the sick persons to improve life conditions. We’ll provide the imagination.


PAGE 7


PANEL A


SARA interviews a grocer with a nearly empty store.


OFF-PANEL (text box, quotes?)
When this work will be accomplished, the people of Tumba area will be able to work and feed themself.


PANEL B


KANYANGE making notes.


OFF-PANEL (text box, quotes?)
We take all possible credit and use money for the people.


PANEL C


Sonia seats near the trees fruits on a street at Mukoni.


OFF-PANEL (maybe in a text box with quotes)
By the time we leave, Tumba area will have all means for fighting against HIV/AIDS. So next time, you won’t have to send an EVOKE.


PANEL D


A wide shot of Tumba, looking down from above.


OFF-PANEL 1 (text box? But make clear that this is the Mayor speaking, not JEAN)
When does the team of doctors arrive?


PANEL E


A view from even higher up, we start to see the shape of the Butare landmass.


OFF-PANEL 1 (text box? This is Jean speaking again.)
Mr. Mayor, we are very hurry, no wasting time.


PANEL F


We’re at orbital altitude, looking down on the earth and Butare. A small satellite (a cube-sat) is foregrounded above Butare. On it, we see the logo of the EVOKE network.


OFF-PANEL 1
My team is already there. And it will do all the best.


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Comment by Iyamuremye Jean de Dieu on May 10, 2010 at 5:21pm
Than you Samiran
Comment by Iyamuremye Jean de Dieu on May 10, 2010 at 5:22pm
I mean, thank you!

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