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After the Party

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[Kim at home, distraught - she looks forlorn as she text messages]
On-screen text: need 2 c u
Voiceover: Necesito verte tía.
Sound FX: Sound of a cell phone opening
  
[Cut to close-up of aunt receiving Kim's text message. She texts back:]
On-screen text: what is it?
Voiceover: ¿Qué te pasa?
Sound FX: Ambient sounds. Then sound of incoming text message
  
[Cut back to shot of niece, texting back]
On-screen text: cant tell u over the phone
Voiceover: I can't tell you over the phone.
  
[Cut back to shot of aunt receiving Kim's text message]
Sound FX: Ambient sounds
  
[Cut back to Kim, she flips the phone closed and places her head in her hands]
On-screen text: what was i thinking?
Voiceover: ¿En qué estaba pensando?
Sound FX: Heavy sigh, followed by sound of cell phone closing
  
[Shot of Kim putting her head in her hands (continued)]
On-screen text: i wasnt thinking
i was high
Voiceover: I wasn't thinking - because I was high.
  
[Cut to front shot of Kim]
Voiceover: It all started when . . .
  
[Cut to footage of teens at a party, dancing and drinking (Footage stylized to reflect flashback)]
Sound FX: Muffled party sounds and music fade up . . .
  
[More party footage]
Voiceover: Martín threw this wild party.
Sound FX: Music continues
  
[Close up of beer cup, drinking footage,]
Voiceover: Carlos brought the beer,
Sound FX: Music continues
  
[Friend offers pills to Kim . . . Kim takes some pills]
On-screen text: i took drugs
Voiceover: then Ana hooked us up with some other stuff . . .
Sound FX: Music continues
  
[Images of drinking and partying and Kim laughing on the couch]
On-screen text: i got high
Voiceover: . . . and we got really high.
Sound FX: Music continues
  
[Kim flirting and laughing with a guy on the couch]
On-screen text: i hooked up
Voiceover: And then . . . I hooked up with some guy.
Sound FX: Music continues
  
[Guy and Kim caressing and flirting]
Voiceover: And what did he bring?? Something I'll have for life . . .
Sound FX: Music distorts and drops out at the line " . . . HIV"
  
[Guy and Kim caressing and flirting - freeze frame]
On-screen text: i have HIV
Voiceover: . . . HIV.
Sound FX: She takes a deep breath . . .
  
[Fade to black]
Voiceover: I need my family.
Sound FX: then exhales
  
[Cut to title card with text typing on screen]
On-screen text: drugs + HIV > learn the link
hiv.drugabuse.gov
  
[HHS and NIDA logos]
On-screen text: A public service message of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and this station
hiv.drugabuse.gov
  
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