JOWJAN'S SOLDIERS BROLL
Independent Films, Documentaries, Politics
Colonel Gulbahar leads the men of the 3rd Kandak, 1st Brigade in Jowzjan. The capital of the province was handed over to Afghan forces in January. Since then, security has been stable.
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Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
1 (00:00) SHOWS VARIOUS SHOTS OF AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY SOLDIERS FROM 3RD KANDAK, 1ST BRIGADE PARTICIPATING IN MEDICAL TRAINING IN JOWZJAN PROVINCE
2 (00:12) SHOWS VARIOUS SHOTS OF AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY SOLDIERS FROM 3RD KANDAK, 1ST BRIGADE DOING FIELD TRAINING, PATROLLING AND PARADE WORK IN JOWZJAN PROVINCE
3 (01:55) Soundbite: Colonel Gulbahar, Commander, 3rd Kandak, 1st Brigade Afghan National Army, seated at desk (DARI)
“We are Afghans and muslims, this is our country. We are here to defend our people and all our territory, our nation. If Afghans don't take responsibility for the security of our country, so who else will take it?”
“We are 80% ready to defend our people and country because we've been preparing hard for this. We're trying to increase our capabilities and make ourselves very strong.”
“It's my desire, one hundred per cent, that my kids should join the ANA. Recently my eldest finished school. He's interested in the ANA and, of course, his father is in the ANA so it's his duty to work in the ANA too and try to bring security for his country and people.”
4 (02:49) Soundbite: Colonel Gulbahar, Commander, 3rd Kandak, 1st Brigade Afghan National Army, standing outside during patrol (DARI)
“The door of the government is open for everyone – we're all from one country. This includes the ANA, it's a joint home For Afghans – ANP and NDS, as well. No-one can say 'you guys are not allowed'. So it's an honour for us, for Afghans, if they come and join the ANA and take weapons to defend their country by patrolling.”
5 (03:22) Soundbite: Colonel Gulbahar, Commander, 3rd Kandak, 1st Brigade Afghan National Army, standing in front of troops (DARI)
“Parading is exercise. Right now, most of the soldiers are sweating. (to soldiers) Although you only paraded a little, still you're sweating.”
6 (02:41) Soundbite: Lt Col Ghulan Jielani Shafiq, ANA 3rd Brigade (DARI)
“I do not see anything harmful for the lives of our coalition friends in our kandak and I've constantly assured them that, whether they are females or males, they are like our brothers.”
10 (03:38) Soundbite: 1st Lt Mohammad Zia – heavy artillery assistant (DARI)
“Today, according to our study plan, we've walked 10km to increase our physical strength, especially for during an operation.”
Year of Production: 2012