PSA # 1 Transcript
The opening scene begins with a man who sits on a chair (different seated men will take turn to speak).
Terry: Older white man with glasses, white hair and white beard is sitting in a chair by himself facing straight at the camera saying “Men don’t cry” while shaking his head no.
Michael: a 30s white man with glasses with brown hair sitting forward in chair looking up at the camera saying “Men don’t change diapers”
Mark: a 50s dark-skinned man with glasses and dark hair, continuing the comment: “Men don’t change diapers” scoffing at the camera
Paul: another seated white man on the chair signing, “No. No.”
Ken: Another seated white man with brown ponytail and beard signing, “Men don’t communicate” while shaking his head no.
Terry: “Never” shaking head no.
Dino: Another seated white man with glasses crossed his legs on the chair signing, “Men have no fear.”
Buddy: a 30s man with peppered beard, scoffs and shakes head no.
Michael: “Men don’t ask for help.”
Terry: “Men are always the driver.”
Buddy: “Men shop?” Shakes his head no.
Matt: another seated bald young man with a light scruff signs “Men must win.”
Mark: “Succeed they must.” Nods yes.
Paul: another seated man with a goatee and brown curly hair signs, “Men don’t listen.”
Fast transitions between men snippets
Jerrel: leans left, trying to seeing something.
Fast snippets of a few men in transition.
Buddy shows outstretched palms outward in action to the camera
Michael: “Whoa. Whoa.” shows outstretched palms outward in action to the camera
Mark: “Whoa!” shows outstretched palms outward in action to the camera
Jerrel: “Time out” waves hands and makes a “timeout” gesture
Static transition to black screen.
Gabe: a seated (to your right) dark haired man signs, “A lot of ‘engaging men’ work has been done in the past four years but in the Deaf community not yet.”
Exterior shot of closing doors as Gabe enters a room.
Interior shot of a row of chairs with a chair out of order- Gabe fixes it to be lined up.
Text title appears: “The Engaging Deaf Men Project”
Faded to black screen to reveal a bottom text: “…because it’s time to end violence.”
Transition to black screen.
Gabe: “We have to get together. Start small. Find that core group of men. Build that foundation. You can’t build a house without a foundation.”
Exterior scene of a posted sign: “It Starts With Washington Deaf Men” in the foreground, several men walking away from the sign in the background.
Exterior scene: a group of gentlemen getting ready for the group photo
Transition to the black screen: “In November 2013”
2nd line: “Thirteen Gentlemen”
3rd line: “began a journey…”
Exterior scene: Men walking over a bridge over pond facing the camera
Mark: “It’s 2013. We’ve got to be open. We’ve got to listen. We’ve got to be different. Our response to the situation has to be different.”
Gabe: “Society believes that men can be allies for women. There’s no excuse. You should be ally for women. Period. But how do you become an ally for women? How can you continue…to continue as an ally for women if you can’t be an ally for one: Other men. Two: Yourself.
Interior scene: Gabe signing “accountability. Really. World” as men look on.
Interior scene: 6 lined men stand and listen attentively in the room.
Interior scene: 5 men seated, one man talks while others listen.
Interior scene: Michael’s profile up close on your left.
Interior scene: JP participates in a group activity – kneels and reaches out inside the huddle.
Interior scene: Jerrel- seated signs, “two different meanings behind…”
Interior scene: Seated gentlemen from background to foreground focus
Interior scene: Dino’s back to the camera, he signs to the seated group.
JP: “I feel if I go out there and encounter a situation, I can count on the people here. I can confide in them and share what I know.” Role-shifts to the community and the group back and forth.
RJ: “It’s hard to provide a retreat for every man in Deaf men in America, Washington State and so on. But I think it’s more of a ripple effect. They change perspectives then they interact with our own colleagues, peers. Their approach is based on our experience from this retreat spreading and impacting.”
Gabe: “You think of goals, so many different journeys with smaller goals. Really, the end is to end violence against everyone. Period.”
Transition to black screen, ADWAS logo centralized with text: Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services 2nd line: www.adwas.org
Last scene- Terry: “It’s time. Violence must stop.”
PSA # 1 Transcript