Black Turbans slide past schoolgirls during their break time
(Danish VO: Sorte turbaner glider forbi skolepiger under deres frikvarter)
If you have any kind of questions you can ask. Any questions regarding education and women’s rights, you can ask me.
Taleban are touring schools for girls– bringing their flag as a gift.
(Danish VO:Taliban er på rundtur i pigeskolerne - med sig har de deres flag som gave).
The time is over, lets go to the classes
(Into the building)
Puk: What is your name?
My name is Puk, nice to meet you. I am Puk from Danish tv.
(Puk and teachers walk into the classroom)
Puk: Salam aleykum
The Talibans walks from room to room in a sort of charm offensive. The students try to continue studying, as had nothing happened. (Note: Charm offensive sounds weird, can´t find a better expression).
(Danish: Talebanerne går fra klasse til klasse i en slags charmeoffensiv. Eleverne forsøger at fortsætte undervisningen som om, intet er hændt).
(Teacher in English and Dari)
I was traveling in a wide aeroplane.
Afghanistan has five different types of aeroplanes.
Dari: Afghanistan has five different types of aeroplanes.
The flight attendant brought us a drink and something to eat.
Dari: After we left, The flight attendant brought us a drink and something to eat.
I was met by an official by the ministry of education.
Dari: I was met by an official by the ministry of education.
(Taliban makes a sign – the teacher should cover her face)
Taliban makes a sign – signalling for the teachers to cover their faces. I notice they are all wearing masks – which seems to make it out for further “cover” rather than corona-protection.
(Danish: Taleban gør tegn til lærerne om at tildække deres ansigter. Og jeg lægger mærke til at de alle har mundbind… som gør det ud for yderligere tildækning snarere end beskyttelse for coronavirus).
3- talibs walking down the hall
4- talibs in class
T: Dear students, do you have any problems with your teacher?
Do you come to your lessons every day?
Does the islamic emirate try to stop you?
Did you receive any advertisement from us regarding not going to school?
There were a lot of propaganda about us, that we are against education and women. But you saw the truth yourself. And we are always active in that parts, especially education. For the development and progress of your education, we are always ready to help you.
Puk: I see now girls are in school. Can you understand that girls in Afghanistan are woriried, since last time you were in power, they couldn’t go to school.
T: Its been announced by the ministry of education that everyone can be present to their lessons, the teachers and students can be present.
VO: Students and teachers are following my conversation with the Talibans. One of the teachers demonstratively gets in front of the camera and pulls down her mask.
(Danish: Elever og lærere følger med i min samtale med talebanerne. Og en lærer stiller sig demonstrativt frem foran kameraet og trækker ned i mundbindet).
VO: In the next classroom the teachers visible face is again reprimanded (note: She is anonymized)
(Danish: I næste klasse bliver lærerindens synlige ansigt igen påtalt.
Scene: Puk is discussing with the Talibans. Nihab is not face-cover. Niqab? You will have to wait with exact translation until tomorrow.
VO: Even though students have attended, some still stay at home. Which is why the Talibans are here to calm things down (not a good expression – mane to calm?)
(Danish: Selvom eleverne er mødt op i skolen, bliver en del stadig hjemme. Det er derfor, Taleban er her for at mane til ro).
Lærer: 70 percent of our students are present. We have 80 classes
T: We need active managers like you.
T: you need to advertise about students coming to school
Lærer. Every day we give brochure to them.
T: lets move to the next class
(while teachers are looking at him)
T: My message for all countrymen and the worlds countries is that we are dedicated to serve our country like all other muslim nations.
VO: As Taliban is shortly out of the room. I speak with one of the teachers.
(I et øjeblik, hvor Taleban har forladt klasseværelset, taler jeg med en af skolens lærere).
Puk: Do people still come to school.
Teacher: They are not present all of them.
Puk: why not you think?
(shakes her head)
Puk: Do you like teaching?
Yes, I love very much teaching… but I dont know about…about the future… how I can teach.
I like the girls students and class and school.
Puk: Are you worried about the future for teaching?
Puk: I know its a difficult situation…. I am so sorry…..
But its good to see you are still here… even though its difficult.
VO: Apparently, the staff find it hard to believe in Talibans promises for the future.
(Det er tilsyneladende svært for skolens ansatte at stole på at talebans løfter også holder for fremtiden).
Puk: Is there gonna be some changes to the curriculum, because as far as I understand there is a difference between the republic and emirate, are there gonna be some changes?
18.13-18.50:We are focusing on reform and the changes we brought all over the country. And as you know the managing office of Kabul was the worlds most corrupt office. And we are working on to remove this corruption. The education system will continue the same.
It is (absolutely) absurd walking around with Taliban here at the girls school, they have been telling them to just continue studying. And at the same time, I sense a really nervous atmosphere. And surprise, that they (Taliban) just come running around at the school.
(Danish: Det er fuldstændig absurd at gå rundt med taleban her i pigeskolen, de har været rundt og fortælle de bare kan studere. Og samtidig fornemmer jeg sådan en virkelig nervøs stemning. Og de er lidt overraskede over de bare kommer rendende her i skolen.
Puk stand up: I am simply shocked/shaken to see how worried and frustrated they are – her getting up and expressing her anxiety even though it can be dead dangerous.
(Jeg er simplethen rystet over at de er så bekymrede og frustrerede, at hun nødt til at rejse sig op og give udtryk for sin bekymring selvom det er dødhamrende farligt).
Afghanistans women and girls have grown up in a more modern period of time. At the school there are pockets of visible resistance against the new ruler. And there is also stiffening fear. Unless it is demanded, I doubt, the Taliban flag will be raised at the school.
(Danish: Afghanistans kvinder og piger er vokset op i en moderne tid. I skolen er der små lommer af synlig modstand mod den nye magthaver. Der er himmelvendte øjne over Talebans besøg. Men der er også stivnende frygt. Medmindre det bliver et krav tvivler jeg på, de hænger Talebans gave op - flaget- op i flagstangen.