The Land of the Enlightened

a film by Pieter-Jan De Pue

The Land of the Enlightened

2016 | 87:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
A gang of Afghan kids from the Kuchi tribe dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to children working in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of the time when American troops finally withdraw from their land, another gang of children keeps tight control on the caravans smuggling the blue gemstones through the arid mountains of Pamir.

With: Gholam Nasir, Khyrgyz Baj, Noor & Zulfu, Koko Ewas, Koko Mullalih, Marina Golbahari, Sergei Kovinchenko, Devin A. Cleeves (U.S. Soldier) and children from Ladjewar Sho, Badachschan; Bezirk Argo, Badachschan; Nichigam, Kunar; Sudgul, Nuristan; Zurabad, Bagram
Festivals/Awards
2016
sundance
Sheffield Doc Fest
hotDOCS Toronto
DOCVILLE, Leuven
Filmfest Munich
Olympia IFF, Greece
The Panorama of the European Film
This Human World, Vienna
MIFF Malatya
MIFF LISAPAD, Minsk
Cast and Crew
  • Director Pieter-Jan De Pue
  • Producer Bart van Langendonck
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Co-Production Company
Gebrüder Beetz Media GmbH
Germany
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