"Okay, so we have our destitute, immigrant character Assita under a bridge. Her baby is in tow. This is the first time she's been outside of the boarding house so we have to hammer home that she's incredibly vulnerable. How do we do that, Luc?"
"Well, Jean-Pierre, she needs to be fucked with. Fucked with by society."
"She could be harassed by the police --"
"No no, not anything too specific. Just, uh, faceless passerbys or whatever."
"Right. So she should be pissed on is what you're saying? From snickering youths atop the bridge?"
"Yeah, perfect. It's not enough, though. I get pissed on all the time. We need to really ruin her day."
"Yeah, motorcycles. They just abruptly cruise through her makeshift hiding spot and...like, run over all her shit. Her bags and her goofy African totem or whatever."
"Brilliant! You know, because society is like...cruel."