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The Land of the Enlightened (2016)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Pieter-Jan De Pue

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Pieter-Jan De Pue (script), David Dusa (script) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Gholam Nasir Gholam Nasir
Khyrgyz Baj Khyrgyz Baj
Noor Noor
Zulfu Zulfu
Koko Ewas Koko Ewas
Koko Mullalih Koko Mullalih
Marina Golbahari
Sergei Kovinchenko Sergei Kovinchenko ... Himself
Devin A. Cleeves Devin A. Cleeves ... US Soldier
Sohrab Nazari Sohrab Nazari ... Narrator
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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. Written by Bart Van Langendonck@

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Language:

Persian | English

Release Date:

16 March 2016 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Land der Erleuchteten See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,220,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$609
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Color (Super 16mm)| Color

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1.85 : 1
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Performed by Yuri Kirsanov
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Amazing documentary every American should watch
14 August 2019 | by ercal-358-362304See all my reviews

This is an Amazing documentary every American should watch in order to understand what's going on in Afghan war; under what conditions the US soldiers are fighting; how the child soldiers/gangs are operating during this ongoing war; opium traffic etc. Sometimes it goes slow but if you are patient you will learn a lot.


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