script

Script

Person arrives at location. Met by captain

Get your self into a line facing me. I am captain … you will refer to me as sir at all times, do you understand me?

Crew-Yes sir

Capt- bullshit I can’t hear you

(captain pacing back and forth)

Capt- you are no longer allowed to refer to this as a performance. You have come here under your own will and you will do exactly as I command. You will speak when spoken to and the first and last words to come out of your mouth will be sir do you understand me?

Yes sir

We are providing you an opportunity for glory. To be part of something that is bigger than yourselves. A true way to make a difference in the world and for your country. To give yourself to a collective where there is a place and a need for you, an institute which is mighty and noble, you will understand the meaning of a true community, you will understand yourself as an individual and the meaning of sacrificing to a cause. You’re county is relying on you and your duty is needed. Here you will learn the hardship of voluntary surrender and begin to understand what it takes to be part of the navy.

When I shout attention you will solute with your right hand and point your feet at 90 degrees.

Copy me

…attention

(Anyone not doing it right call them up on it… recruit number)

at ease, (if they don’t do it say)

stood as you were.

Team work here is an essential part of your training you will be measured on how well you can work together and which of you are natural leaders. Because I am hard you will not like me, but I am not here to hold your hand I am here to make you learn

(handed records)

fill in these forms with absolute precision, everything will be checked and double checked and triple checked, no box will be left blank.

capt- line up against the wall and get changed. Place all your civilian clothes in this box. Is that understood?

Yes sir

Come on I’m not paying you stand around

Stand over hear in a line

(on the wall there is a piece of paper which the participants will read off)

I want each of you to put your hand on your chest

Recruit one, you see the pledge. Read it

I pledge to serve and defend my country and its people

Stop, now salute to the queen.

Recruit 2 follow on.

  • I will not advance or harm the interests of any political party or organisation.

Stop, now salute to the queen.

Recruit 3

  • I accept personal responsibility for my actions.

Stop, now salute to the queen.

4

  • I will obey all lawful commands and respect all superiors.

Stop, now salute to the queen.

5

  • I will carry out my mission with courage and assist even at the risk of my own life.

(at the end captain turns to image of past captains/ queen on the wall and solutes)

We are now going to march around the room, follow me.

Here we provide order and discipline, you are being trained to be part of a collective, one which moves and a unit, thinks and a unit and has the same values as a unit.

HALT! Now get on the ground and show me 40 sit ups

Repeat after me

  • I will not attack or harm enemy personnel who surrender.
  • I will not attack or harm enemy personnel who surrender.
  • Louder
  • I will not attack or harm enemy personnel who surrender.

Come on is that all you’ve got, yell it

  • I will not attack or harm enemy personnel who surrender.
  • I will disarm them and treat them as prisoners of war.
  • I will disarm them and treat them as prisoners of war.
  • I will not kill, torture or abuse prisoners of war.

Repeat

  • I will not kill, torture or abuse prisoners of war.

I will collect and care for the wounded, whether friend or foe.

I will collect and care for the wounded, whether friend or foe

Now I want to see some star jumps

 

  • I will not tolerate or engage in rape or looting.
  • I will not tolerate or engage in rape or looting.
  • I will treat civilians humanely
  • I will treat civilians humanely.

 

  • I will respect all cultural objects and places of worship.
  • I will respect all cultural objects and places of worship.

 

I will fight only enemy combatants and attack only military objectives.

I will fight only enemy combatants and attack only military objectives.

NOW GET UP, we are marching

I don’t know what I’ve been told,

I don’t know what I’ve been told.

Navy bones are made of gold

Navy bones are made of gold

And when we’re serving our country

And when we’re serving our country

Teamwork equals victory

Teamwork equals victory

Halt in a line…

(captain goes to one participant whilst jogging) you who’s the weakest in the group?

You same question… (ask everyone who the weakest is)

(weakest) stand up and get over here, do the crawling position. Bend down like a frog.

(to the person who stops) you’re weak, everyone I want you to chant with me

you’re weak, you’re weak …

captain yells at weakest, come on is that all you’ve got

Get up… come here

Pick up the rocks.

Hold them above your head.

Weakest link- pick up the rocks. Hold them above your head.

Capt- Yell at them, come on yell (capt yells in weakest links face)

(after 30 seconds)

Capt- push them in front of you, come on you pile of shit tell them…

(30 seconds)

Is something wrong, you all look so glum, too hard for you?

Capt to weakest- Tell them to drop the rock and give you 20 sit ups.

Weakest- drop the rock and give you 20 sit ups

Capt to weakest- yell at them

Capt- everyone say, thank you for the 20 sit ups…

thank you for the 20 sit ups…

again

thank you for the 20 sit ups…

again

thank you link for the 20 sit ups…

Capt- listen very carefully. You are going to be captured. You are going to be questioned. You cannot pass on any important information to your capturers. You must not say yes or no to them because your answers will be recorded and they can manipulate. You must not aggravate them. You must think of a fake story to tell them why you are here, how you and how you all met. You must not reveal that you are under training to be part of the navy. Your captures have access to your social media and any online information of you so try not to let the information stray too far from the truth.

Do you understand me?

Yes sir

You have 5 minutes

(film participants talking to one another Emily behind camera)

alarm goes of.

I come on in back and a bandanna-

“Line up against the wall…”

put bags over their heads… loud music playing

put participants in stress positions

Take one outside. Capt stays in with participants- if they move out of the position, she puts them back in it.

Take one participant at a time outside. Questions to ask:

What’s your name?

Why are you here?

And how do you know the other people in the group?

Why are you all in the same uniform?

Can you write down your next of kin information?

You look tired are you tired?

Do you not think that it looks a bit odd that you have all the same uniform on?

Did you buy these uniforms?

(try and catch them out by saying yes or no, contradicting stories, giving away too much information or not enough)

if there is contradicting information get the people who contradict together and question them infront of each other.

Place everyone back on the floor in stress positions whilst I discuss with captain and a camera (on a tripod) tell captain who was the most successful and why. i.e person who lied most convincingly, didn’t give up cover story, didn’t say yes and no.

Captain comes in and explain who won and why. Gives them a badge.

 

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