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The Land of The Enlightened

The Land of The Enlightened (Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany)

Directed by:
Pieter-Jan De Pue
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2016
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. In this seamless blend of fictional and documentary form, we experience a stunning cinematic journey into the beauty of war-tormented Afghanistan.

Festivals:
Sundance 2016, Rotterdam 2016, Hong Kong 2016, Hot Docs 2016, DocAviv 2016
 
Awards:
Cinematography Award - Sundance 2016
 
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