OFFICIAL PAPER EDIT (corrections Made)

Names
Segment Producer: Jenelle Delacruz- Wilson
Reporter: Britney Shaw
Camera/Editor: Alan Campbell/Natalie Bull
Story: Martin Seemungal
Focus: Life as a Foreign Correspondent

SCRIPT- STORIES 1 MARTIN SEEMUNGAL
Take 21

Music Suggestions: CONTEMPLATIVE SYNTH2, CONTEMPLATIVE SYNTH4, EMOTIONAL PIANO 3

TAPE 1 (Martin Seemungal’s Interview) DVD: WORLD FOCUS

(B-ROLL OF RWANDA)

MARTIN SEEMUNGAL’S INTERVIEW
CLIP ( 13:46-13:48) (:02)
“I’ve Covered a lot of Civil arrest” ….

(BLACK TRANSITION)

MARTIN SEEMUNGAL’S INTERVIEW
CLIP ( 13:48-13:50) (:02)
“I’ve covered a lot of out and out wars”…

(BLACK TRANSITION)

MARTIN SEEMUNGAL
CLIP

B-ROLL OF GULF WAR

(4:51-4:56) (:05)

I was in Iran when the invasion was launched in Iraq for the second gulf coast war.

(B-ROLL OF MARTIN) (:15)
V/O: If It’s so dangerous one might wonder why anyone would want to be a foreign correspondent? Martin was so determined to make it, and he certainly didn’t let anyone bring him down.

MARTIN SEEMUNGAL’S INTERVIEW
CLIP (:10-:49) (:39)
It wasn’t until I was a reporter in local and regional news for about 4.. 5 years 6 years. That was when I started to follow news around the world. I’ve always been curious about the world I have a slight international background, so I was aware of other cultural and countries out there.

(PICTURE OF MARTIN SEEMUNGAAL)

So it was always something I’ve been interested in.
FADE TO BLACK

MARTIN INTERVIEW

MARTIN INTERVIEW CLIP
(1:06-1:55) (B-ROLL OF ETHOPIA )
Then the Ethiopian famine happened in 1984, I became intensive into it. I started to follow it. I thought to myself I have to get over there, I need to see this story for myself. So I thought of different ways to get over their, the station I worked for covered Kingston, ON. There was a group of doctors and nurses that were planning on going to Ethiopia to help the people. It was within the coverage of our station; in fact it was in our beat area. So I said to the news director… god why don’t we cover Canadians going to do this story. I remember very virtually… he said well I love this story and I’d love for you to do it but we are a regional station and that’s not our mandate. BUT if you can get over there and back for free, I’ll give you a cameraman and you can go and do this story.

TRANSITION

IN BLACK AND WHITE
(2:32-3:00) (:28)
This had a tremendous affect on me, this was the first time that I’ve ever seen starvation of any kind. Starvation in that scale, we haven’t seen since. It was horrific (IN BLACK AND WHITE close up) it jolted me. It said to me as a regional reporter.. Domestic reporter that wasn’t what I really wanted to do. I wanted to do this and cover that and that’s how I got into it that’s the beginning.

(2:00-2:09)

So I found a way to get there, at no cost to the news station and back. Did the story for a documentary. It was my first, forway into international reporting.

STANDUP FROM YOUTUBE

(B-ROLL OF MARTIN)
V/O: Fast forward 30 yrs ago and Ethopia is still a country that is at Martin’s heart + drives his journalistic mission.

(4:15-4:22) (:07)
MARTIN’S STANDUP
Poverty is a active life right here in Ethiopia, but this is not a nation of beggers we’ve been in this town of 20,00 people for two days and not one., has anyone asked us for money.

TIME: 1: 45

TIME 2:23

MARTIN INTERVIEW
(5:55-6:55)

In Zarear during the time of the mabuto overturn there was some demonstration over the streets, I got stopped from a roadblock. A young teenager with the rap around glasses with a AK 47 ( A PICTURE OF A AK 57)came to our van. I was with a group of journalist, near the window. He was very upset because pervcied and this is a problem these days on being one side or the other. Although we try to stay objective about it, they thought we were on the side that was against mabuto. They didn’t want us.. They didn’t want to see us. They were angry, he waked me over with the AK47, stepped back rubbed with his riffle and pulled the trigger. All I remembered at the time what I was thinking to myself was “ this is it” because I heard him pull the trigger. My friend saw him pull the trigger. Bu t the safety was on because he was so drunk up and crazed he didn’t know what he was doing thankfully for me.

TRANSITION

(7:01-7:20) :19
The only other thing I could remember was ok ‘ I have to move my head one way or another that’s my only hope and thinking ok which way does a AK47 pull when they pull the trigger. I knew it was too the right. So I was about to move my head slightly to the right, and try to avoid the bullet. This all happened in a blink of an eye. (B-ROLL OF HIM SITTING SLOWLY). I’ll never forget it and that changed my life.

3:52

SAD MUSIC PICTURES OF MARTIN AND SON)
V/O: Living there’s also a personal price to pay for the life of a foreign correspondent.

MARTIN INTERVIEW
(12:00-12:12)
(:12)
The biggest regret is what it did to my family, how me being so far away how that’s impacted my children

MUSIC TURNS UP

( B-ROL OF HIM DOING ONE HIS REPORTS) (:10)

(12:31-13:38)
(BROKEN UP CLIP) (:10)
It’s about your passion, it’s really important is that take what you learn here in college because it’s fundamental. It will give you a fantastic foundation when you get there. Then you gotta use that and THAT will drive you forward.

Fades to black.

4:24

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