Our Choices Affect All

A STORY FROM THE AGES Scene Description from the screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher — The Great Water stretches out before Sacajawea. Waves continue one after the other, pounding against her bare feet. She stretches her arms wide across the skeleton of the “Big Fish,” a whale washed ashore. She has chosen to obey her Chief, […]

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Blended.

“Like an angel that shed the heaviness of an earthly body, the blindfold removed, I rise and see only one thing, answer to one thing… His face.” ~ Debra Harris Johnson Debra Johnson, Keynote Speaker & Freelance Writer – Back in the day, I was called “mixed,” a term meaning different races and or heritage. […]

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Transition Higher

A STORY FROM THE AGES Scene Description from the screenplay, Sacajawea The Windcatcher —  It is 1800, and Boinair (Sacajawea) is 12 years old. It is Shoshone tradition that she transition into adulthood, even though she’s still a child. As our story begins, we first see her alone in a small tipi overpowered by the […]

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On Eagle’s Wings

A STORY FROM THE AGES Imagine riding on the back of a great raptor as it soars through an angry storm of billowing clouds and piercing rain. Up and down, over and around hills and valleys, it bursts through the fog and wind. Your hair is plastered back, you cannot open your physical eyes, yet […]

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Believe in the Walk

A STORY FROM THE AGES Scene description from the screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher: On Sacajawea’s journey she meets an elder woman, a Shaman, Watkuweis, who recognizes the girl’s spiritual pain. “Your spirit waits with another…” says the Shaman. The girl does not understand the words, for through her human sadness of leaving her family behind, […]

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