Give Up Yer Aul Sins - Oscar Nominated Irish Short Film

Uploaded by brownbagfilms on 02.08.2006

Mrs Cunningham [Teacher]: Allright children. Settle down. Now, we all
know who’s coming in to school today, don’t we?
School Children: The men from the Telly!
Mrs Cunningham: That’s right, the men from the television!
So, I want you all to be on your best behavior. If you’re all patient you’ll get to tell
your Bible story. Now who wants to be first? School Children (excited)
Me. Me. Miss. Miss. Me.
Mrs Cunningham: OK. OK. Mary! You’ll go first.
School Children [disappointed]: Aw.. Miss!
Mrs Cunningham: I want you to tell us the story of John The
Baptist. Now here they come. Quiet everyone else. Quiet now, come on and you’ll all
get your chance. Off you go now Mary…
Mary: He grew up and they called him John The Baptist
cause he used to go around telling everybody… baptizing all the big people and kids and
all and telling people to do penance and give up their old Sins.
And so didn’t he come to this terrible wicked woman and he said to her ‘do penance and
give up your aul sins’ and so she knew penance was hard and so she said ‘No! I won’t
give up me… I won’t do penance and I won’t give up me Aul Sins’ and Joe said ‘You’ll
end up in hell in the big fire’
And then she got raging and she said to herself ‘I’ll get me own back’ and so he got
thrown into jail and this day didn’t a man come in to visit him and.. saint John the
Baptist said to him ‘will you do me a favour?’ and he said ‘Yeah’ an said ‘will ya
go to Jesus and ask him is he really God or is he a shockin’ Holy Saint?’, and so
the man went to Jesus and he said ‘Poor John the Baptist, he’s in prison and he
wants to know are you really God or are you a shockin’ Holy Saint?’
Mary: And so he said’ Tell him what you’re after
seein’, the leapords are cured, people that are blind can see and the people that are
on crutches can walk’ and leapords means that they were all full with sores all over
them and so he came back and the man told him all… John the Baptist all about it.
And so John the Baptist said ‘Oh, they’re all miracles, that’s God’ and so then
there was the same wicked woman knew this wicked king and the wicked king had a party
and so they asked the woman to it and the wicked young one and so … didn’t… he
said to her ‘Do you want to come to the party?’ and she said ‘Yeah.’and he asked
the wicked young one and she said ‘Yeah.@ and so they went to the party.
And so he said to her ‘Will you do a dance for me?’ and she was only learning and she
said ‘Yeah.’ And so she went up and she did a dance and she went up to see a tate
and she was real common and so it was finished and the King said ‘Oh that was gorgeous..
I’ll give you anything you want’ and instead of taking earrings or a necklace or a watch
or a bracelet or something or a ring or a gold broach cause rich … or kings… or
kings are always rich and they have loads of Gold.
And so instead of doing that she went up to him and said ‘What’ll I take?’ and she
said ‘John the Baptists head on a plate.’ And so wasn’t he in Jail when he sent all
his soldiers out and so… and they came and they cut off his head.
Mrs Cunningham: OK Children. One at a time. Mind the camera
now. Take your time. Don’t bang into it. I wish it was this easy to get them in the
morning. Did you get enough there? We can do some more after the break. They’ll love
it now when they’re on the television.