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Trick Or Treat


FADE IN.

INT. STUDY - DAY

PETER is watching TV news. We see on the screen a map of the Turkey and Syria border with different shaded areas representing different occupying forces.

And then we see moving images of American armoured vehicles.

We hear: ...America is not giving Turkey the green light...It's in America's best interest...

PETER (V.O.)

Treat or trick for US'

allies?

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

For the anti -Turkey

terrorists, the original

US' support was a treat,

so that they'd fight against

ISIS.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Having contained ISIS -

ie the American goal, it's

not in America's best

interest to carry on

supporting anti-Turkey

terrorists to fight for

their territories. US'

departure is a trick.

We hear the TV anchor reporting: ...people killed and many fled.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

That's the kind of state

of nature I'd worry about -

people in constant fear

of loss and violence.

FLASHBACK

INT. SITTING ROOM - DAY

Peter sees protesters marching to the US Consulate in Hong Kong, waving a sea of US flags.

END FLASHBACK

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

They're begging, not

knowing what to expect.

What's happening over

the Turkish and Syria

border, if they know

anything about politics,

should be revealing.

Checking his phone, Peter sees a video clip containing actions of people in black vandalizing a communal building.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

If others' have got

different views, these

black bandits would

actually damage their

property, and not just

posing threat - evil

tricks.

Peter then taps another video clip depicting a train car scene in which an adult angrily hits a teenager (15) in black who yells in Cantonese: Sorry! Sorry! It's very painful!

PETER (V.O.)

Looks like the incident

happened in Shenzhen.

The teenager might

not know the difference

between Shenzhen and

Hong Kong.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Dressed in black, he

might have thought that

he'd be spoiled anywhere.

He must have asked for

a treat, and he got it.

INT. CLUBHOUSE - DAY

Peter is reading a newspaper. He is attracted by an insert of a close-up of SOMEBODY inside a correctional service vehicle and another insert of youngsters in black, surrounding the vehicle gesturing their support of the somebody inside.

PETER (V.O.)

That somebody who's

appealing against his

six-year jail term was

expressionless.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

He might be thinking

that those who follow

him will join him soon.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

How much do they know

about politics?

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Even the sight of their

idol's imprisonment

doesn't ring a bell. They're

very stupid and would

have to learn the hard

way.

INT. SITTING ROOM - NIGHT

Peter is watching TV news. We hear someone reporting that: The students accuse the Vice-chancellor of caring more about damages to inanimate objects than them...

PETER

Inanimate objects are

more valuable than nuts!

They shouldn't trick to

get a treat!

FADE OUT. THE END

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