Kingston, Helen Elisabeth
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White Bear is a feature film screenplay, developed and written over a period of four years. It tells the story of one womans flight and subsequent fight to protect herself and her family from a controlling religious organization. Discovering the Church is holding her sister captive, protagonist Brie Demott takes her son and sets out into the unknown, seeking help from the outside world. In the end she must attempt the rescue herself. Though she fails to free her sister, in the process she frees herself. The story examines the nature of courage and fear through the journey and transformation of its characters. It explores the nature of control at the heart of a religious organization and the repercussions that the renunciation of belief has on an individual and their family.