THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED

By Pieter-Jan DE PUE

FLANDERS IMAGE - as PROMO

Documentary - Completed 2016

A group of Kuchi children wage their own mini-wars in the daily madness of life in Afghanistan.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FARSI, PASHTU
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pieter-Jan DE PUE
    • Writer(s)
    • Pieter-Jan DE PUE
    • Producer(s)
    • Bart VAN LANGENDONCK (Savage Film)
    • Synopsis
    • A group of Kuchi children live in a mine-field surrounding Bagram airforce base, digging out anti-personnel mines in order to sell the explosives to child workers in a lapis lazuli mine. The trajectory of the blue gemstones 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 escape into personal fantasies and dreams.
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