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Monday 31 October 2016 - 12:06

The land of Enlightened

83’, Belgium-Ireland-Netherlands-Germany, 2016
The land of Enlightened
 Director: Pieter-Jan De Pue 
Screenplay: Pieter-Jan De Pue,David Dusa 
Cinematographer: Pieter-Jan De Pue 
Editor: David Dusa,Stijn Deconinck
Producer: Bart Van Langendonck
Distribution/Sales: Films Boutique, emma@filmsboutique.com
Synopsis:
 
As US forces prepare to leave Afghanistan, a group of Afghan kids are looking out for themselves. Digging into the abandoned Soviet mines, they find old explosives to sell. But selling means smuggling goods through the trade routes over the mountains of Pamir, which are ruthlessly controlled by another gang of kids.
 
 Filmography:
  O (2006)
The Land of the Enlightened (2015)
 
Festivals and Awards:
Hot Docs,2016
Rotterdam International Film Festival,2016, Special Jury Prize
True/False Film Festival
Visio Du Reel Film Festival,2016
Hong Kong Film Festival,2016
Documenta International Film Festival,2016
 
Story Code: 1816
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