i was rewatching this scene, and this is right after isak and sana almost get caught transferring the weed. and it’s all from isak’s point of view, the camera mainly focuses on him, he takes up most of the screen and sana is only seen in the corner, we can only see part of her face. the viewer is meant to focus on isak’s relief at that moment, relief because he didn’t get caught, relief because what he’s mainly thinking of is the fact that he’s going to be able to give back the drug
but if the point of view was sana’s, or at least an objective one, then we would get a shot of her entire face, and her reaction to her teacher’s words. how hurt and angry and confused she feels. the viewer would see that, feel that. because what is said to her is not okay
imagine being a bright 16 year old, and you’ve got this class where you perform pretty well. you put in the effort. you’re never late, you always do the required work, you always listen. but you have this prof who is constantly on your case, who keeps making these ignorant/bigoted comments. we’ve seen that prof make such comments twice this season. and we haven’t seen sana in all her classes with that prof, only a few, and only a few minutes each time. so, yeah, we saw this happen twice, but god knows how many more times it has happened?
imagine being a bright 16 year old, who enjoys school and learning and who is supposed to perceive teachers as impartial people who are there to make you learn, who are supposed to actually defend you when comments like these are made, who are not supposed, not allowed, to be the ones making them. but you can’t perceive that prof that way, you can’t trust her. and in the long run, it’s really damaging, because you find yourself feeling like even if they’re not all bad like this one, you can’t really trust any of your profs. and sana is strong. she is so so strong, and it’s great that she is, but the thing is that this is one of those times when she shouldn’t have to be so strong, this is one of those times when she shouldn’t have to have thick skin. she shouldn’t try to ignore the comments and tell herself that what that prof says doesn’t matter
and i just. i hope that if sana is the next season’s main, they’ll do a follow up on that storyline. and i hope something is done about this situation. i know adults are not a big part of the show because the writers want the characters to solve their issues themselves, but i really hope sana denounces her prof’s behavior and something is done about it. because the way she treats sana is not allowed. it’s wrong on so many levels. and the viewer needs to understand that, needs to understand that this shouldn’t go unpunished