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Edith Kaphuka - Ngwale Village, Malawi - Nyanja (Global Lives Project, 2007) ~07:15:57 - 07:30:58

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...this song. What do you think were the words in "The Dog Song"? The words in "The Dog Song" is in... Who can help her? Who can help her? What were the words in "The Dog Song"? -The words in "The Dog Song" is that... - Were. -Were that hunters kill Gagwa. The words in "The Dog Song" were that the hunters had killed Gagwa. Number 5. If you were among the hunters, would you agree to kill Gagwa? If you were among the hunters, would you have agreed to kill Gagwa? Eliza! -No. -No. Why? Why wouldn't you kill Gagwa? -Ehh? -Because it is wrong. Because it is wrong to kill a person. What do some of you think? Would you agree to kill Gagwa? Some of you, would you agree to kill Gagwa? Would you agree to kill Gagwa? -Yes. -Why? Because it is... Because? -Because it is so... -Because it is? -So -Huh? -So. -So... Agness, would you agree to kill Gagwa? -Yes. -Why? Because she is... Because they didn't listen to the dog song and they... Zacharia has said that he wouldn't agree to kill Gagwa because it is wrong to kill a person. -Is killing a human being a good thing? -No. -Would some of us be willing to kill Gagwa? -No. Put on the list why. Now take your exercise books... Answer the questions - one, two, and three. Write answers for questions one, two and three. Hey... If I sit here I can't see clearly, I'll have a hard time writing. You should write "it was" not "because", "it was"... "was!" "was!" [The teacher is talking.] I'm not done. And the weapons the hunters carried, right? -Corrections? -No. Madam, madam... Who was the one with correct... -The one is... -A... [Children singing outside.] "Let's widen the circle... Let's widen the circle, Charles!" "Let's widen the circle, let's widen the circle, Charles!" "Let's widen the circle, let's widen the circle, Charles!" "Let's shrink the circle, let's shrink the circle, Charles!" What did the hunters carry? What did the hunters carry? Evelyn. The hunters carried spears... -Is Ansambo bringing your photos? -He's coming. ...bows and arrows. The hunters carried... Spears... What else? -Bow and arrows. -Bows and arrows. What else? Machetes, sticks, knives, and cutlass. And... ...cutlass. Number three. How did the men find the fattest person? How did the men find the fattest person? Edith The men found fattest person by cutting each other. The men... ...found... ...the fattest... ...person... ...by cutting each other. So, these are the answers to questions one and three. Make corrections. Who can tell how to make corrections? I just got up. Be quiet. The foreigners... Don't talk too loud, they are... Can't you see? They are talking to each other saying... That we should not be tal... That we should not be talking... They're discussing... Where? Where? Hey! See the red light [on the camera]. The little red light, today they should come for sure. That day... that day he didn't give you? -That day... -Yeah, photos. The photos.

Video Details

Duration: 15 minutes and 2 seconds
Country: Malawi
Producer: www.globallives.org
Director: Jason Price
Views: 186
Posted by: glm_administrator on Jun 24, 2008

Students discuss an ethical dilemma related to their story, "The Dog Song", before working on their English comprehension skills. Outside, younger students sing and play games in the courtyard. Lastly, Edith and Natasha try to make sense of the filmmakers from their quiet spot in the back of the classroom.

[Transcription: Priscilla Matewere & Jos Garric / English Translation: Jos Garric & Jason Price / Revision: Jos Garric & Jason Price]

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