WHERE AM I?
Scenes 7-14 of 70
INT. KOWALSKI BEDROOM -- MORNING
SUSAN (SUZE) KOWALSKI, early 20's, sleeps soundly under the sheets. Her radio (features story about July 3- Welcome America on Morning Edition with Martin Wells) alarm comes on.
She rolls over, reaching out for her husband. . .then sits up when she realizes he's not there.
Trucking shot of city on the Spring Garden Street bridge. Audio collage of radio announcers talking about the Welcome America festivities and the heat index.
It is summer. The 3rd of July. She stands with her feet planted on the porch. Looking at the morning. Erect. Her posture strong. She holds the broom tightly, like an old friend. As she sweeps the porch she looks towards the mural. She sees the graffiti. She smiles a mechanical smile. Her body remains still for a while as if it knew this was the only rest it would have this day. She is about 68. Her eyes are older though. She's so tired that she sees everything behind her eyes--and her body carries the extra weight with every step she swept. She finishes sweeping the porch, looks at the morning, turns and goes inside.
North Phila, tops of rowhomes, telephone wires extend from one side of the street to the other. Sneakers are draped over telephone wires by shoe laces. Audio collage continues.
Aerial of Center City Courtyard. Audio collage of radio voices continues.
Again the woman's hand flops over, killing the sound. The woman lies there a moment, then rises painfully. LUCY WOLF appears to be in her mid-40s, but it's hard to tell, as her fatigue adds several years to her age.
El passes by.
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