Transcript: The Treasure | Oct 17, 2012

The opening slate appears on screen as a red shifting background that turns to solid with a series title that reads “Why poverty? Ask why! Tvo,” in two white framed black question bubbles.

(music plays)

A female voice asks WHAT IS YOUR
MOST
VALUABLE
POSSESSION?

A girl in her mid-twenties wearing sunglasses on her head, a green bandana and a matching green t-shirt appears on screen.

The girl in green says MY MOST VALUABLE
ASSET?

A man in his early fifties appears on screen with short gray hair, tinted sunglasses, and black jacket.

The man wearing a black jacket says MY
IPAD

The girl in green says THIS IS
BIZARRE
THE FIRST
THING THAT
CAME TO MY MIND
WAS MY AXE.

The male cameraman says YOUR
WHAT?

The girl in green says MY AXE.
I JUST CAME
BACK FROM
CAMPING
AND MY AXE
IS TOTALLY
MY MOST
VALUABLE
POSSESSION.

A woman in her mid-forties with shoulder-length straight blond hair and big sunglasses appears on screen.

The woman with big sunglasses says MY MOST VALUABLE
POSSESSION
WOULD PROBABLY
HAVE TO BE
MY HOUSE.
A man in his mid-thirties with short brown hair, wearing a black blazer, pinstriped collared shirt and sweater appears on screen.

The man in the blazer says I GUESS
SHELTER,
SO I GUESS
MY HOME.
SO A ROOF
OVER MY HEAD.

A homeless woman asleep on the ground appears on screen.

There is a voiceover of a radio announcer that says IT'S
7:00
WITH NEWS
AND VIEWS.
GOOD
MORNING
14 CELSIUS
IN TORONTO.
NORMAL HIGH
AT THIS
TIME OF
THE YEAR IS 20.
WE'LL BE PRETTY
CLOSE
TO THAT
TODAY.

The homeless woman wakes up and is seen putting on a jacket outside of a building. She is in her thirties, has blond hair in a ponytail, and wears plaid pajama pants, a yellow shirt, and a dark jacket and walks around carrying a black plastic bag.

The homeless woman says ANY DAY
THAT I WAKE
UP AND THAT
I'M CLEAN
I GUESS,
I'M IN
MY SPOT WHERE
I'M SUPPOSED
TO BE,
I'M HAPPY.

The episode title appears on screen that reads “The Treasure.”

The homeless woman says MY MOST VALUABLE
POSSESSION
TO ME IS
MY JOURNAL.
IT HAS EVERYTHING,
IT'S VERY PERSONAL.

The cameraman says WHAT DO YOU
WRITE?

The homeless woman says EVERYTHING.
ANYTHING AND
EVERYTHING
I WRITE
DOWN.
SOMETIMES
I DON'T
WRITE IN IT
FOR A WEEK.
SOMETIMES
IT’LL BE
EVERY DAY.
SOMETIMES
IT'LL BE
TEN TIMES
A DAY.
THAT'S
JUST IT.
I ALWAYS HAVE
IT WITH ME.
WHENEVER I
FEEL LIKE IT,
I PULL
IT OUT.
WHEN A LOT
OF PEOPLE
WALK BY,
I FIND
THERE COULD
BE ME AND
THEN A FEW
OTHER PEOPLE,
AND THEY DON'T
STARE AT THOSE
OTHER PEOPLE,
THEY DON'T LOOK
AT THOSE
OTHER PEOPLE,
THEY LOOK
AT ME.
I'M A PERSON
WHO TRIES
TO LOOK
AT THE POSITIVE
IN THE
NEGATIVE.
AND I TRY AND
PREACH THAT
YOU'RE STILL
ALIVE, LIKE
THAT'S AN
EXAMPLE.
YOU'RE STILL
ALIVE,
YOU
DIDN'T DIE.
MY DIARY
SHOWS ME
HOW FAR
I'VE COME
AND HOW GOOD
I'M DOING
OR HOW BAD
I'M DOING.
AND LATELY
IT'S BEEN
HOW GOOD
I'M DOING.

The cameraman says SO WHAT'S YOUR
MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?

The ending slate appears on screen and the credits read
“Idea and Direction, Igor Malakhov.
Camera and Photography, Stan Whyte.
Editor and Sound Design, Filbert Wong.
Executive Producer, Shelley Saywell.
Produced by Gemma International, Inc.

The ending slate appears on screen with the series title that reads “Why poverty? Ask why! www.tvo.org/whypoverty, tvo.”

Watch: The Treasure