The Land Of The Enlightened (15)


Pieter-Jan De Pue, 2016, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Afghanistan, 86’

A stunning cinematic journey into the beauty of war-tormented Afghanistan. Shot over seven years on evocative 16mm footage.  A whimsical, yet haunting look at the condition of Afghanistan left for the next generation.  As American soldiers prepare to leave, a gang of Afghan kids dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to children working in a lapis lazuli mine. Whilst another gang of children keeps tight control on the caravans smuggling the blue gemstones through the arid mountains of Pamir.


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£7.30 (£5.50)