Pieter-Jan De Pue

The Land of the Enlightened

In the vast mountain region of the northern Afghanistan, the gang of Gholam Nasir raid caravans and trade scavenged Soviet landmines, raw lapis lazuli and black opium for food and fuel. Possessing an unfaltering talent for improvisation and an inexhaustible eagerness to learn, they navigate a harsh reality as Western forces begin to pull out of the country, all the while dreaming of themselves as warriors and kings in a future Afghanistan.

Duration1h27min (24fps)
Original LanguageEnglish, Persian
Negative FormatSuper 16
Screening FormatSuper 16
Aspect Ratio1.85:1

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