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At Chilocco, an actual government boarding school in the 1930’s where runaways are hunted for bounty, a Cherokee girl, bullied by a gang of Ponca Indian girls and abused by a white female supervisor, discovers that she has a worse problem. A white teacher who is a sexual predator is stalking her. She must find a way to weaponize in a world that holds her captive and considers her expendable.

Written by: Philip Lombardi    

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Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: Fourteen year old Cherokee Indian girl
Ninety-four year old Cherokee Indian woman
Neal McDonough as villain
In the Vein Of: Little Big Man (female lead)
The Nickel Boys novel (Native American version)
Posted: 07/27/2019
Updated: 07/27/2019
Author Bio:
Phil Lombardi, a retired attorney, is now working on a second profession in writing. His debut screenplay EDDIE THE KING, a modern adaptation of Oedipus the King (public domain), was awarded BEST SCREENPLAY in the Starshine Film Festival in Salerno, Italy, and awarded BEST SCREENWRITER in the European International Film Festival in Saint Petersburg, with additional selections as FINALIST in the Screenplay Festival in Sherman Oaks, California, Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship in Los Angeles, Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards in Los Angeles, and the Las Vegas International Film and Screenplay Competition, and SEMIFINALIST in the Ojai Film Festival and Indie Visions Film Festival.

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