written by Charles Leavitt & C. Gaby Mitchell
Solomon Vandy: Dia, what are you doing? Dia! Look at me. What are you doing? You are Dia Vandy. Of the proud Mende tribe. You are a good boy who loves soccer and school. Your mother loves you so much. She waits by the fire making plantains and red palm oil stew with your sister N'Yanda...and the new baby. The cows wait for you. And Babu, the wild dog who minds no one but you. Hm? I know they made you do bad things but you are not a bad boy. I am your father...who loves you. And you will come home with me and be my son again.
((Dia lowers the gun and they slowly embrace.)
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