Monika Bulaj: The hidden light of Afghanistan

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Translator: Xun Lin Reviewer: Yipeng Xie
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My travels to Afghanistan
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好多好多年前
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began many, many years ago
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我就以阿富汗為終點開始旅行
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on the eastern border of my country,
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旅程由我嘅國家
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my homeland, Poland.
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波蘭嘅東邊界開始
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I was walking through the forests
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我行過
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of my grandmother's tales.
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嫲嫲故仔入邊嘅森林
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A land where every field hides a grave,
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個森林周圍都係墓地
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where millions of people
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墓地背後,代表 20 世紀
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have been deported or killed
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成千上萬嘅人
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in the 20th century.
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被放逐或殺害
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Behind the destruction,
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但係喺生靈塗炭之外
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I found a soul of places.
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我發現咗一片温暖嘅土地
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I met humble people.
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我遇到謙遜嘅人
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I heard their prayer
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我聽到佢哋祈禱
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and ate their bread.
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我食佢哋食嘅麵包
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Then I have been walking East for 20 years --
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從東歐到中亞
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from Eastern Europe to Central Asia --
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我行咗 20 年
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through the Caucasus Mountains,
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我穿過高加索山脈
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Middle East,
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行過咗中東
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North Africa,
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北非
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Russia.
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同俄羅斯
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And I ever met more humble people.
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喺呢啲地方我仲遇到更加多謙遜嘅人
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And I shared their bread and their prayer.
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我食佢哋嘅麵包,聽佢哋祈禱
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This is why I went to Afghanistan.
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依個就係我去阿富汗嘅原因
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One day, I crossed the bridge
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有一日,我行過
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over the Oxus River.
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奧克蘇斯河上條橋
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I was alone on foot.
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我獨自一人行
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And the Afghan soldier was so surprised to see me
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個阿富汗士兵見到我嘅時候都好驚訝
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that he forgot to stamp my passport.
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甚至唔記得喺我嘅護照上蓋章
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But he gave me a cup of tea.
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但係佢哋畀咗杯茶我
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And I understood
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我覺得
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that his surprise was my protection.
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佢嘅驚訝反而保護咗我
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So I have been walking and traveling,
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由阿富汗接壤伊朗邊境
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by horses, by yak, by truck, by hitchhiking,
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到阿富汗嘅瓦罕走廊
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from Iran's border
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我騎過馬
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to the bottom, to the edge of the Wakhan Corridor.
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撐過艇,搭過順風車
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And in this way
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通過依種方式
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I could find noor, the hidden light of Afghanistan.
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我發現咗阿富汗神秘嘅一面
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My only weapon
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我僅有嘅物件
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was my notebook and my Leica.
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就係本筆記簿同部相機
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I heard prayers of the Sufi --
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我聽到伊斯蘭教蘇菲派祈禱
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humble Muslims,
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蘇菲派係一班謙遜嘅穆斯林
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hated by the Taliban.
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但係塔利班分子好憎佢哋
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Hidden river,
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仲有不為人知嘅河流
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interconnected with the mysticism
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從直布羅陀到印度
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from Gibraltar to India.
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扯上好多神秘嘅嘢
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The mosque where the respectful foreigner
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喺清真寺,信徒
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is showered with blessings
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會以淚水祝福
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and with tears,
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恭敬嘅外國人
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and welcomed as a gift.
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而且會當係寶咁歡迎佢哋
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What do we know
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關於依個國家同人民
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about the country and the people
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我哋知道幾多?
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that we pretend to protect,
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我哋只係假扮保護佢哋
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about the villages
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我哋又有幾瞭解啲鄉鎮?
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where the only one medicine
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嗰度唯一嘅止痛藥
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to kill the pain and to stop the hunger
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唯一止餓嘅食物
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is opium?
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係鴉片
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These are opium-addicted people
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依班身處喀布爾屋頂上嘅人
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on the roofs of Kabul
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係戰爭 10 年後
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10 years after the beginning of our war.
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染上鴉片癮
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These are the nomad girls
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依啲係遊牧民族嘅女仔
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who became prostitutes for Afghan businessmen.
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佢哋成為咗阿富汗商人嘅性工具
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What do we know about the women
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戰爭 10 年後
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10 years after the war?
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我哋對呢度嘅女性瞭解幾多?
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Clothed in this nylon bag,
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佢哋身上套住個中國造嘅
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made in China,
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尼龍袋
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with the name of burqa.
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係所謂嘅穆斯林傳統波卡服裝
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I saw one day,
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有一日
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the largest school in Afghanistan,
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我見到阿富汗最大嘅學校
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a girls' school.
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係間女校
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13,000 girls
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有一萬三千個女仔
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studying here
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喺依度返學
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in the rooms underground,
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佢哋喺地牢一間房上堂
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full of scorpions.
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入邊周圍滿佈蝎子
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And their love [for studying]
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但係佢哋對學習嘅熱愛
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was so big that I cried.
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令我熱淚盈眶
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What do we know
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我哋又知道幾多
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about the death threats by the Taliban
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嗰啲夠膽送自己個女去返學嘅家長
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nailed on the doors
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受到幾多
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of the people who dare to send their daughters to school as in Balkh?
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阿富汗恐怖分子嘅死亡恐嚇?
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The region is not secure, but full of the Taliban,
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依個地區好危險,周圍都係塔利班份子
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and they did it.
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但係啲女仔都讀到書
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My aim is to give a voice
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我想幫啲無辦法出聲嘅人
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to the silent people,
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講出佢哋嘅故仔
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to show the hidden lights
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向外界展示佢哋不為人知嘅一面
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behind the curtain of the great game,
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展示喺依場遊戲嘅帷幕後邊
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the small worlds ignored by the media
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被媒體、全世界
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and the prophets of a global conflict.
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所遺忘嘅小小世界
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Thanks.
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多謝
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(Applause)
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