A Long Way Gone Storyboard


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  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • RUF
  • RUF
  • Conflict
  • All of you are now ready to fight the rebels!
  • One day Ishmael, Junior, and some of their friends were heading to Mattru Jong to perform in a talent show. When they came back from the talent show their village was destroyed by the rebels, this forced them to go into the forest because they had nothing to do in the village.
  • Climax
  • Days went on until one day Ishmael, Junior, and their friends got caught by the rebels and were forced by the rebels to join the rebel army. Then days later a bombing occurred that separated from everyone in the village.
  • Falling Action
  • Weeks later Ishmael got captured again and this time, he was in the army trying to fight the rebels. Ishmael was a soldier with other boys his age, younger or older.  Ishmael started doing a lot of bad things, like smoking marijuana, brown-brown and watching war movies. He was given his first gun to fight the rebels. Ishmael also went through a lot of training to get his gun.
  • Resolution
  • Then one day when Ishmael was in the army they were going to attack the rebels for the first time. They had to hide in the bushes and wait for the signal to attack the rebels, the army and rebels started exchanging gunfire until the rebels retreated. This was a very life changing moment for Ishmael, Ishmael started getting more and more aggressive, he also becomes depressed because he was lonely most of the time. 
  • Then two years after the war Ishmael was taken by civilians to the city and had a place like home. He was fed and housed and he had everything that a normal kid would have, the problem was that all the kids and the exact same experience of the war like he did, this caused a lot of fights between them and hate.
  • While he was in the camp he had to go to the hospital a lot because he had a lot of migraines and headaches, while he was at the hospital he made a relationship with his nurse. Then later on his nurse figured that he had an uncle that lived in the city. The nurse contacted his uncle to come and take him. From there Ishmael lived a life happily and then went to the U.S. to talk about his life in Sierra Leone.
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