Category: Divided

Excerpts from “Divided We Fall,” an abandoned screenplay, occasionally fostered.

Opening Scene

On the north shore of Lake Superior, past the pulp and paper mills, beyond the cargo and grain shipping depots, lays The Sleeping Giant, a mythological, rock formation that defines this town and its landscape: hard luck, betrayal, sacrifice.

The Kaministiquia River snakes past the rising smoke and steam of a Great Lakes paper mill, past shipyards and railway tracks, to a working class neighbourhood of war-time houses standing in unison.

Inside No. 23, we find three siblings getting ready for the work day.