“It’s as if our insides were broken”
The Afghan filmmaker Mortaza Shahed lives in Bern. The events in his homeland stir him up. What happens there is horrific, he says.
Mortaza Shahed is a recognized refugee. He had to leave Afghanistan because he had made a documentary.
Photo: Adrian Moser
Mr. Shahed, how are you these days?
It is terrible to see what is happening in Afghanistan right now. It’s been twenty years of hard work. There was so much to do to get to this point – and now it should all be over. Within a few weeks. Everyone is leaving us, everyone doesn’t care, everyone is leaving, the Americans, but also the people from other countries. For us, it’s like our insides are broken.
What do you fear most?
That the Taliban act exactly as they did twenty years ago. The girls and women should no longer go to school or university, they should stay at home and only be allowed to leave the house if accompanied by a man. And that Sharia will be reintroduced, Islamic law. It’s shocking, it’s a disaster for the people there, but also for us here.