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The Land of the Enlightened

UK Release Date Friday, 09 September 2016
Certificate TBC
Director Pieter-Jan De Pue
Cast Gholam Nasir, Khyrgyz Baj, Noor
Distributor StudioCanal


A creative documentary by Pieter-Jan De Pue, produced by Savage Film, Fastnet Films, Gebrueder Beetz Produktion & Submarine. 

A gang of Afghan kids from the Kuchi tribe dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to children working in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of the time when American troops finally withdraw from their land, another gang of children keeps tight control on the caravans smuggling the blue gemstones through the arid mountains of Pamir.

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