Different Faces Different Ways
Lavorne Williams, a middle aged black woman is happily married to John, who is an insurance executive in Connecticut. After years of marriage and living an upper middle class suburban lifestyle, John, is dismissed off the corporate ladder and proceeds to fall through society's cracks. In despair, he turns to alcohol and drugs, then the daily abuse of his wife and children begins.
Lavorne, later becoming homeless with her two young children, however, due to her strong spiritual beliefs and moral ethical standards, she is able to overcome the abuse endured at home, the demeaning existence of life in a shelter, and other seemingly unbearable obstacles. Lavorne, is determined to explore and correct the country's increasingly dysfunctional civility. By rising above it all, she becomes a major figure in American political history, and an inspiration to all.
This story is about an educated young black woman, who through a string of events ends up on the streets, but fights the odds, the system and ends back up on the top. This story deals with a number of social issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, racism and the abuse one can suffer by the system as it now exists; and how one person through unrelenting effort, can make a change for the better. It's about how she struggled with her two children to overcome obstacles encountered in their day to day lives. However, in her spiritual fight to find the golden mean, she confronts political, social, economical and moral issues afflicting our society. Such struggles lead her to open up the first twenty-four-hour day-care center in the country for working parents. She also founded and organized NACSO, the National Association for A Color Blind Society and TURBO The Urban Rebirth Organization. She also organized and spearheaded a march on Washington, DC, which challenged the Republican's Parties Contract With America. Such later influenced her to become a candidate for the presidency of the United States of America. Lavorne, later goes on to become the very first woman President of the United States and the very first person of color to hold the highest office in the land.
(This body of work is a 250 page manuscript, written in a standard film format as a television miniseries, or movie of the week and could also be easily adapted to the stage as a dramatic piece, or as a musical. It contains over twenty one original copyrighted songs composed by the author and other local Connecticut artists.)
Sabas Whittaker © Copyright 1993.
Proposal for Different Faces Different Ways. A Whittaker Productions film
( Copyright 1995 Sabas Whittaker All Right Reserved).
In response to the increasingly severe problem(s) associated with homelessness, domestic violence, racism and downtrodden hopelessness and in keeping up with Whittaker Production's Mission Statement of producing and providing socially and responsible, family oriented, educational entertainment, Whittaker Productions proposes the following:
1) Produce a full feature film on a very low budget and in a state of the art production studio, with one or two known name actors. While still maintaining the high characteristics and quality of the film, as if it being a multimillion dollar final product and suitable enough to compete in the industry and generate high market value and substantial returns to our investors. The film, is geared to invite society to reexamine a broader spectrum of issues, contributing to domestic violence, homelessness, racism and a variety of social afflictions, that impairs the developmental and growth of our inner city women and minority groups across the board.
As filmmakers, it is our duty and beliefs that such reexamination could lead to the revival of a personal and communal covenant, while directly addressing factors currently placing women and children at risk of becoming desperate victims in crisis. The story will focus primarily on placing continuously sober, or intoxicated abusers and batters into rehabilitative treatment programs, with child safety being our main focus and first priority. The film will also attempt to discourage racism by fostering racial and cultural diversity and will shine the spotlight on individuals involved in positive and productive activities geared toward peace, harmony and personal growth rather than concentrating our valuable taxpayer funded communication resources, solely on those involved in negative behavior, which further increases the proliferation and fertilization of settled, stereotypes.
2) Our goal
Wrote this way back in 1993. Not much has changed, in fact, I believe that we appear to have drifted further off track... away from our moral compass