The Land of the Enlightened – Broadcast on ARTE

On August 30th at 22:08h, the documentary by Pieter-Jan De Pue will first be broadcast on German television. The film […]


The Land of the Enlightened – Broadcast on ARTE

On August 30th at 22:08h, the documentary by Pieter-Jan De Pue will first be broadcast on German television. The film has won numerous awards such as the “Special Jury Award für Best Cinematography” and the Phoenix Award.

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.