The Land of the Enlightened

THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED

A Film by Pieter-Jan De Pue

Technical details : 2016 - Belgium - Documentary - 1.85 - 87 min.

Cast : Gholam Nasir, Khyrgyz Baj, Noor & Zulfu

Languages : English/Russian/Farsi/Pashtu/Uzbek/Waghi/Khyrgyz

Producers : Bart Van Langendonck

SYNOPSIS

In the wild Afghan mountains, a gang of Kuchi kids dig out anti-personal mines to collect the explosives, recycle weapons and keep tight control on the caravans smuggling opium . When they are not waging their own mini-wars in the daily madness of life in Afghanistan, the children are fleeing away in their personal fantasies and dreams, while the American soldiers are planning their retreat...

Sundance 2016
World Documentary Competition

Rotterdam IFF 2016
Tiger Competition

SYNOPSIS

In the wild Afghan mountains, a gang of Kuchi kids dig out anti-personal mines to collect the explosives, recycle weapons and keep tight control on the caravans smuggling opium . When they are not waging their own mini-wars in the daily madness of life in Afghanistan, the children are fleeing away in their personal fantasies and dreams, while the American soldiers are planning their retreat...

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