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...
Release Date:2016-03-16 Runtime:83
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Status:Released Production Companies :Fastnet Films,Eyeworks,Savage Film,Sciapode,Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion,ZDF/Arte,Interkerkelijke Omroep Nederland (IKON),Submarine,Canvas,Prime Production Countries :Belgium,Afghanistan,Netherlands,Ireland,Germany
How children master their lives in war-torn Afghanistan by engaging in ingenious commerce.
In the first parts of The Land of The Enlightened after a radio show on President Obama that reports that American troops would soon be hauling out of Afghanistan, first time movie producer Pieter-Jan De Pue's appealing vérité delineation of Afghanistan's…read more