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THE WORLD

1887

Barlowe Springs, NV

Death Valley

20 years post Civil War

Natural Spring

Isolated

Harsh

Exploited

Damned

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THE DOVES

Hester Clarke

Bi-racial Black Woman

Protagonist

Doctor’s Assistant

Duality, Fiery, Bright, Ambitious

Reform

Mabel Clarke

Black Woman

Confidant

Hester’s Aunt, Respected

Honest, Resilient, Tough, Repressed

Expression

Haiwee

Shoshone Indigenous American

Deuteragonist

Spiritual Apprentice

Androgynous, Rebellious, Visionary

Knowledge

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THE STORY

 

A one hour Horror Western told from the female perspective.

It is the consequences of exploiting nature in There Will be Blood

Meets the bleak and otherworldly beauty of the desert in The Proposition

Meets a woman confronting her shadow side in Us.

Gritty. Dangerous. Bleak.

Death Valley, 1887: a first generation free Black woman

struggles to reform her new home but is met with opposition

by the traditional town, her own family, and an insidious evil that grows angrier and more destructive with every unchallenged injustice.

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Image by Annie Spratt

© 2011 by Verity Butler, Rebecca Holopter, & Darby Kennerly