The Land of the Enlightened (2016)

03/16/2016 (BE) Documentary 1h 23m

How children master their lives in war-torn Afghanistan by engaging in ingenious commerce.

Overview

A group of Kuchi children are living in a minefield around Bagram airfield, Afghanistan. They dig out anti-personal mines in order to sell the explosives to child workers mining in a Lappis Lazulli mine. The trajectory of the blue precious stones goes towards Tajikistan and China, through an area controlled by child soldiers. 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...

  1. Pieter-Jan De Pue

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gholam Nasir

    Himself

  2. Khyrgyz Baj

    Himself

  3. Zulfu

    Himself

  4. Noor

    Himself

Full Cast & Crew

The Land of the Enlightened

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -

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Content Score

86

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