Pieter-Jan De Pue

Pieter-Jan de Pue is a photographer and film director from Belgium. His first film documentary is THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED (2016) which won a World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival.

The Land Of The Enlightened

A film by Pieter-Jan De Pue

2016 - Belgium - Documentary

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...