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Synopsis of "The Ark" and dialogues written after C4 

L’ARCH / THE ORIGINAL DRAFT FOR MOVIE MAKING

[Le scénario original retenu par les élèves comme devant servir de base au film "L'ARCHE"]

SEQUENCE 1. INTRODUCTION – BLACK SCREEN- VOICEOVER
We see images from nowadays that supposedly belong to the past and we hear the following in a dramatic, but mild Star Wars tonality:

“In a future not far away, a big crises struck the world so hard that all the countries around the world united together in order to help each other in this hard times. In a place that once has been called Europe, there is still good life for the richest people of the Earth, while the poor people are struggling every day.
Meanwhile, there is a school that has a plan: to build a spaceship in order to leave the Planet in its fate, and start a new life on an exoplanet, alongside with some animals.
There is one young woman called SOL9, who disagrees with humanity’s plan of salvation. But she doesn’t know that yet…”
THE ARCH
SEQUENCE 2. INTERIOR – DAY- THE ARCH
We follow SOL9 and discover her environment of work. We open in a long gray hallway, with very poor illumination. We see a silhouette, all dressed in white, rapidly walking down the hallway. The hallway is divided in sections by 2 doors. The silhouette shuts the first door bored, the second one a little excited and then she gets to the 3rd door ,that enters into the lab.
We get closer from the profile. She takes a second, visibly nervous, then confidently puts her hand on the doorknob and opens it.
SOL9
Alright, let’s see it!
We front-see SOL9 entering the lab with a big smile on her face.
The lab is blindly luminous, contrasting with the dark hallway. There is a few minimalist furniture, and the space is open and clean. The lab is divided in 2 parts, to the right one is a portion where are cages with animals and to the left one is very scientific, full of boards and computers.
SOL9 makes a couple steps into the lab, then looks right and left intrigued, and stops her sight on OVA7, fully dressed in white too.
OVA7 is gently taking care of the animals in the cages. She smiles at them with compassion and pets their head.

OVA7
(pointing to the dogs)
Look at you, you guys! You seem very happy and healthy today, aren’t you?

Then she takes a cardboard and a pen from the desk and goes to examine the cats.

OVA7
What about you, petits chats pretentieux? Do you like the new powdered false meat, hmm?
(takes a cat in her hands and weights it, than she notes on the cardboard)

OVA7
(laughs when she sees the hens)
Let me see those wings! Oh, that’s great, your feathers grew longer... that means you’re almost prepared to fly out of here, no?( joking with a shade of sadness)

The dark cages contrast with the bright natural face of OVA7.
OVA7 notices SOL9 and shows a shy smile to her, then she returns to the animals. SOL9 ignores OVA7’s smile.
SOL9 (VOICEOVER)
(she looks very puzzled)
What a peculiar gesture, why would she smile at me? Hmmm…

We move to the other side of the lab.
The other people are minding their job, working on the space project and they don’t seem to notice SOL9’s entrance.
FLO1 explains his plan at a board ,while 2 people are paying attention. He is very confident and persuasive, drawing sketches on the board with a marker.
FLO1
I think if we manage to improve the reaction of oxygen and hydrogen for propulsion and grow the power of the engine at 50 million horsepower, we’ll reach the most efficient rate and we’ll be able to travel interstellar for 10 light years without worrying about refueling. How amazing is this?

BOY1
(very midful)
That’s amazing, for sure but…What about the spaceship’s form? Should we do it a trapezoid or a classic oval? Ce forma ne-ar ajuta mai tare?

BOY2
(excited to present his idea)
And shouldn’t we change the material of it? Interstellar dust can damage steel rapidly, and also the cosmic storms or asteroids rain will destroy it in a second! Това няма да е добре!(= that wouldn’t be good)

FLO1
Otimo! Muito boa observacao!(=Great! Really good observation!) Well pointed out, but I already got it before you! We will use steel as planned, but we’ll mix it with titanium and the form will be …( start drawing a hexagonal shape on the board)
We change the cadre to SOL9, who is watching him with attention, very impressed. He doesn’t look at her. At a sudden moment, FLO1 raises his eyes above the boys, notices SOL9 with surprise and hurries to get to her.

SEQUENCE 3. EXTERIOR - DAY - SIMULATED BEACH
We see SOL9 and FLO1 walking on the beach together. FLO1 is enthusiastic about his plan of exploring exoplanets. He is gesticulating freely and has very expensive and deep eyes.
FLO1
I can’t wait for the spaceship to be ready. I’m so looking forward to explore space, to search for the perfect exoplanet, to build a new life! Can you imagine it? Can you picture it? (he stares into her eyes)
We’ll take the animals, some saplings and voila!...a new beginning! We will finally leave this sober deserted place, that is lost forever.
SOL9
(mindful)
Do you think this is the only option?

FLO1
Of course! What else could be? Look around you! We live in simulated environment that copies what once has been called the Blue Planet… There is no other hope, we have to leave! Don’t worry, space is great and our new planet will be better…

SOL9
(nervous)
Isn’t it dangerous? Maybe…

 

FLO1
(doesn’t let SOL9 finish her idea)
…will have a lot of resources, will serve as a perfect home for the animals, for the humans and will have a huge potential compared to Earth that is destroyed and hopeless.
Sol is watching him interested, but it’s not convinced. She doesn’t agree with his point and tries to interrupt him several times, but he is too loud and grabs her shoulders and she gives up her initiative.
After a moment, SOL9 erupts like crazy and points out very convincing that they should not leave Earth. Her eyes are angry and her body is tensioned.
SOL9
Hopeless? Hope-less? How can you say that? Earth is still living, hardly breathing, but still sparkling revival! I strongly disagree! We shouldn’t leave our Planet when we haven’t done all that’s possible to rescue it!
(with excitement and hope)
We can plant trees, create technology to clean the polluted soil and water, build a natural place as it once has been! And many more!..
Flo looks at her with superiority and thinks she jokes.
FLO1
(can’t believe his eyes, shocked)
Are you alright? Is this… is it a joke? Cuz you got me!
Sol tells him she doubts about going with him.
SOL9
No, it is not!I’m doubting I should come with you… I don’t believe it is fully over… I feel we could save the Planet!
FLO1 gets angry and confused. They start throwing pebbles in the water as they argue.
FLO1
What do you mean by saying you’re not coming? You have to come… we are best friends! And we can’t stay… SOL9, it is over!

SOL9
It’s what you like to think, FLO1, but unless you leave, we can do it!

FLO1
You must be out of your minds! There is nothing to be done furthermore, Earth is not able to sustain life anymore, we have to leave… space, there are so many exoplanets!

SOL9
But Earth is our planet!

FLO1
We have to go! We can’t breathe the air, grow anything in the soil.. it’s a desolate place that can’t sustain life!

SOL9
(stops and looks into FLO1’s eyes)
As far as I believe in it…I will fight to heal the Earth! I’m not coming…
FLO1 leaves the scene unexpectedly.
Sol meditates for 30 seconds, throws another pebble in the water then opens the door to the lab.

SEQUENCE 4. INTERIOR – DAY - THE ARCH
We see SOL9 entering the lab of L’Arch with a very angry mood after the fight with FLO1. She comes to see OVA7. At first she doubts she should talk to her, then she frankly goes directly to her and speaks about the fight.
SOL9
What do you do when your choice has consequences?

OVA7
(laughing)
All choices have consequences. I guess you face them and you make what feels right for you, you know, deep inside…

SOL9
It’s more than that! FLO1 wants to leave Earth forever in hope to find an exoplanet and transform it into a New Earth! He’s so convinced it’s over and our planet is lost forever, it’s destroyed irreparably… and I… don’t. I feel we have a chance, we can do it together, every single one of us!
We had this terrible fight, he wouldn’t understand… we argued and he was talking so passionately, telling me about this space exploration and scientific data and… I couldn’t lie to him… I couldn’t!
Ova pays a lot of attention to SOL9 and comforts her kindly looking into her eyes.
OVA7
What is exactly that you fear, SOL9?

 

SOL9
To lose my best friend! Maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m all nuts when I don’t approve science…But more than this, to live with my choice of leaving Earth when we could’ve saved it… I truly believe it’s not over, we can restore all the damage!

 

 

OVA7
It can’t be wrong if you truly feel like that! Don’t ever dare to doubt it! Follow your soul and don’t be afraid, there is no right or wrong…just life! (compassionately smiling)

SOL9
I… I can feel it! I really do…( said unsure)

We see SOL9 suddenly noticing the animals and the cages. She maintains a long look at them mesmerized. She is sorry for them.

 

OVA7
Poor animals! I can feel their pain… their shouts… (closes her eyes). They don’t wanna leave, they feel the same… we can rebuild this planet, we don’t have to leave! We shouldn’t leave!
OVA7 takes SOL9 closer to the cages.
OVA7
Look into their eyes. They can’t speak, but they can make you feel. They’ve been for so long on this planet, they can intuit if it can blossom again, they are so connected to the nature! I trust them.

SOL9
How do you know?

OVA7
Because they talk to me.. through telepathy.. and they are so loud and so powerful and so sure there is no doubt! Earth’s story hasn’t come to an end!

SOL9
I’m glad we feel the same, I wish I could hear the animals too... I wouldn’t feel silly… or alone in my thoughts.
There is so much to take in…
OVA7 intuits what SOL9 needs and encourages Sol to take a walk in the forest alone.
OVA7
Why don’t you take a walk in the forest?

SOL9
You coming with me?

OVA7
Oh no, no… a little time alone ,by yourself, will surely do you the best!

SEQUENCE 5. DAY-EXTERIOR-FOREST
We see a dark forest with tall secular trees. The soil is humid and there is a strong cold air in the atmosphere. There is a complete silence and all we hear are SOL9’s steps through the branches and leaves spread down.
We see SOL9 peacefully walking in the forest, feeling comfortable. Her feels sharpen. She closes her eyes and listens to the nature.
Suddenly, she surprisingly hears a human voice asking for help, that breaks the silence.
VOICEOVER OF THE CALLING
Help, help!...Help me!
She runs to help the human. SOL9 is confused when she sees an animal instead of a human.
SOL9 (VOICEOVER)
(confused)
Where is the human? I swear I’ve heard a human voice…
She feels someone in the woods is watching her (the family of the animal) and frightens as she turns around.
She makes a strong eye contact with the animal she found. Suddenly, she hears all the voices of the animals, understands them and goes crazy dizzy.
VOICEOVER OF THE ANIMALS TALKING TO HER
……………………………………..
SOL9 faints.
OVA7 comes to take care of SOL9. OVA7 is concerned, but happy SOL9 discovered her gift.
OVA7 (VOICEOVER)
Finally, she discovered her gift! Now she is sure what she has to do....

 

SEQUENCE 6. EXTERIOR-NIGHT

We see FLO1 proudly walking the stairs into the spaceship. He looks brave and very excited.

FLO1 (VOICEOVER)
We’ll have a new fate, people! Earth is lost, but we will build a new life on an exoplanet!

His eyes are looking into the gathering of people that came to see the launch. FLO1 starts desperately to search SOL9’s eyes. He finds OVA7’s eyes at first, gives a little harsh smile, then she finds SOL9’s eyes. They connect and share a bound.

SOL9 (VOICEOVER)
(into FLO1’s eyes)
Don’t go! We can save the planet, we truly can! The animals have told me! We can do it together, please change your mind!...
They painfully smile to each other for 30 sec than suddenly and simultaneously turn their heads to the ground and their faces show no expression.
FLO1 enters de spaceship determined and a little irritated.
FLO1( VOICEOVER)
You should’ve come with me, SOL9!...
SOL9 follows FLO1’s steps until the doors of the spaceship close.
OVA7 and SOL9 share a hand grab and watch the launch with sadness.

SEQUENCE 7. EXTERIOR-DAY
After some time, in the morning, a lot of people gather together to rescue and revitalize the Earth.
OVA7 and SOL9 are smiling and coordinating the people.
The people plant trees, collect garbage, clean the soil etc, and look very happy and hopeful they will succeed their mission of making The Blue Planet blossom again.
We see pictures with people rebuilding the Earth.

futher on this page: other Synopsis samples 

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THE SAVIOURS Fr02

Please note all the Synopsises (from France and other countries) are supposed to be written before C3 and to be uploaded in our Twinspace (called FORUM NATURE+CULTURE). Only two samples are published here..

As the earth is too polluated it began to be unlivable. Scientists decided to create a school where teenagers would be formed in order to be part of a spacial crew that would go out of the solar system and will search for another viable planet.
But some young people diseagree with those scientist and don’t believe in this expedition.

In front of the simulator of sea, Flo1 is meeting Sol9 to talk secretly. They are joined by Van8 and Mi5 to rest in the solar system instead of going through the univers to find another planet with the conditions of terrestrial life. The boys believe it’s impossible and insane and they decided to talk to Sol9 about this because they are aware that she has the same opinion.
The boys would like to stay in orbit in the solar system and often going back to earth when they need ressources. In the opposite, Sol9 thinks that the problem is to leave definitly the earth and she would prefer that all the money and technologies that are put in the spatialship should be used to restore and protect the earth.
Unfortunetly they were not alone. Another student who was in favor of the ark, heard them and decided to denonce them to the director of the project.
After that , the four rebels were summoned by the director and were arrested because of their opinion.
Until the departure of the ark the director decided to isolate them in a cell and nobody knew about their arrestation.
The students wondered what happens to those pupils.
They succeed to escape and one of their closest friends helped to hide from the director and pro-ark people.
One of them hacked the systems of the cell , they secretly join their friend.
Little by little they spread the idea of protecting the earth instead of living it and the hope of a revolution grow in the student’s minds.
They distributed tracts.
Therefore¸ the students started to fight to stay on earth : strikes against the governors and politics.

At the end as the majority of students were against the ark its never happened and stayed in earth. They started to protect the nature and to take care of the environment and the animals.

 

Marie P
Noa S
Leila G

Synopsis The Ark fr01 - Le Scénario original d'après une idée de PLV

Synopsis THE SPACE ACADEMY REVOLUTION

 Le scénario des élèves français a été construit à partir de la meilleure première scène (de leur propre point de vue). Il a été adopté ensuite (C3) comme devant servir de trame narrative au film des quatre partenaires e été enrichi collectivement puis mis enforme dialoguée (Andreea M, coordinatrice) suite à C4.

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Please note all the Synopsises (from France and other countries) are supposed to be uploaded in our Twinspace (called FORUM NATURE+CULTURE). Only two samples are published here (on NOAH website)...

THE SPACE The earth is devastated by the madness of men. They looted all possible natural resources and continued to exploit and consume as if nothing had happened. The air became unbreathable because of the high pollution, the species disappearing from minute to minute, and the decrease of oxygen due to deforestation now make the land uninhabitable.

Time was now counted. That's why the politicians of the biggest powers came together to make a decision: to select an elite minority to colonize an exo-planet of our system named Colony. Each country has the right to select a certain number of people according to their population.

Thus, young people are trained to have sufficient skills in science, biology, culture, and all the skills required to repopulate a planet. Flo 1 and Sol 9 are part of this young team destined to leave on Colony. However they have different ideas about this project: Flo 1 wants to leave, but do not think that the travelers will survive until the arrival on the exo planet, and even if some arrive alive, they will not survive long time.

He wants to take control of the station named The Arck and bring it into orbit around Jupiter. So he created a team that shares the same ideals as him to put his plan into action.
Sol 9, meanwhile, thinks it's useless to leave as cowards on another planet or even to orbit around another, she wants to save her planet and so stay.

So Sol 9 will propose to go and discover the land and what it has become since all humans live in concrete structures and only scientists have access to outside for analysis. Sol 9 will break the rules and take Flo 1 in spite of himself, outside.

It will realize that governments are lying because they continue to exploit natural resources despite their promises. She sees trawlers, fishing boats and all that in the middle of the garbage. In this macabre landscape, there is no tree, no natural space around; no corner of greenery.
They get caught by security, and Sol 9 succeeds in persuading the police that she forced Flo 1 to come with her, so it's not her fault. He is released.

The launch of the ship is the next day. Flo 1 managed to gather worshipers and expose his plan in detail to the crowd.
Sol 9 no longer has the right to leave because of the fact that she is imprisoned, she must also be executed because she discovered the secrets of the states. She also discovers that only one pair of each protected animal species remains, housed in a building reserve. The animals must also leave with the other people chosen to populate the exo planet.

THE CHART OF ANIMAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS - the brainstorming's result

 

Charte des Droits de la cité des Hommes et des Animaux

Declaration of Animal Rights and Human duties

Brainstorming in C3 DOBRICH, the 18th of May

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INTRODUCTION

People (Human Beings) have a special role in the world: they have a mission to care for animals and nature. But Wild Animals have the right to live in peace with the nature without the interference of human civilization.

 

  1. Animals have the right to life, freedom, and happiness - the right not to be abused and killed for the trivial desires of human
  2. If the suffering of the animal or a degree requiring is killed, it should be administered ina painless and no generationg stresse way.
  3. Wild animals must be able to live and reproduce freely in their environment.The protection of animals is to protect their lives, health and well-being, to protect them from inhuman and cruel treatment
  4. No animals should be used as a means of entertainement. Animals kept captive in zoological parks are incompatible with the animal dignity.
  5. The protection of animals is to provide appropriate care and living conditions ; people have to bred animals in a manner consistent with their development, their physiological needs and anatomical characteristics.
  6. Animals must not be subjected from the part of Human Beings to acts of unlawful killing, mutilation, injury, pain and distress.
  7. No one should abandon the animal he cares for.
  8. Where the host of a so-called domestic animal cannot take care of it, he shall surrender it to a shelter, rescue centre, other holding or to another host.
  9. It is forbidden to undergo surgical interventions to alter the appearance of animals for non-curative purposes ; experimentation in animals involving physical or psychic suffering is absolutely prohibited
  10. Any use of an animal for films or other forms of production must respect the dignity of the animal and must no endanger it or make it to be involved in violent acts.
  11. Any act compromising the survival of a wild species and slaughtrting of wild animals constitues a genocide.
  12. Humanity has the duty to preserve the biodiversity and to protect Animals by laws, as well people are...Education and public instruction must lead people to oberve, understand ans respect animals ans their natural environment. Governments action must promote and incite animal friendly practises and consumptions and the principles promulgated by this Declaration, and punish those who oppose it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CONCLUSION Education and public instruction must lead people to oberve, understand ans respect animals ans their natural environment. Governments action must promote and incite animal friendly practises and consumptions and the principles promulgated by this Declaration, and punish those who oppose it.

 

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A METHODOLOGY FOR THE C3 JURY AND A PROPOSAL FOR A MINI G7

JURY

Speaker jury: Nahia Grimoire (Lycée Maurice Ravel, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France)

Each delegation (Bulgaria, France, Portugal, Romania) proposes three "first stage" among all the written ones.

Establish a ranking according to the plebiscite collected.

In case of a dispute, make a vote (number of voters equal for each country)

Criteria for evaluating "first scene"

-Feasibility

-Respect for the subject

-Relevance of the subject

-Possibility of development

-Originality

LE TRUC EN PLUS

As French students will have to organize a mini G7 in France about inequity in school systems (to find the ways to overvome its) they will propose to partners in Dobrich to make a brain storm about Biodiversity and to find together 7 decisions the governements could take to protect animals and Life. The final declaration could be filmed as a role play since a mini G7 has hust ended on the same subject with countries from everywhere in the world and not only some "G7 club" members ! It was eventually done with the participation of Romanian actors.

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ANIMALS RIGHTS CHART. THE FINAL DRAFT BY FRANCE

 

All schools must submit at least one proposal during the study visit to Dobrich so that participants can write 
a charter together.Chaque école doit formuler au moins un projet afin que la rédaction commune d'une
Déclaration des Droits des Animaux (ou de la cité des Hommes et des Animaux) s'appuie sur un travail préliminaire solide

Voici le texte présenté par le lycée Ravel après un dernier atelier réalisé le 3 mai ; ce travail et celui des partenaires sont confrontés lors de l'échange C3,lequel aboutit au texte final publié plus haut

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ENGLIH TEXT / FRENCH TEXT

Declaration of human being duties towards animals and our common environment

Déclaration des devoirs de l’être humain envers l’animal et notre environnement commun

Article 1

Every man must show respect for all animal life.

Tout homme doit faire preuve de respect envers toute vie animale.

Article 2

A human being cannot under any circumstances submit an animal to mistreatment or cruel acts.

Un être humain ne peut en aucun cas soumettre un animal à de mauvais traitements ou des actes cruels.

Article 3-1

If the suffering of the animal had a degree requiring its killing, it should be administered in a painless and non-generating stress way.

 Si la souffrance de l’animal avait un degré nécessitant sa mise à mort, celle-ci doit être administrée de manière indolore et non génératrice d’angoisse.

Article 3-2

In the event that an animal endangers the life of a man, it should be killed quickly and without making the animal suffer.

Dans le cas où l’animal met en danger la vie d’un homme, il peut être mis hors d’état de nuire de manière rapide et sans faire souffrir l’animal.

Article 4-1

Wild animals must be able to live and reproduce freely in their natural environment.

L'animal sauvage doit pouvoir vivre et se reproduire librement dans son milieu naturel.