The Land of the Enlightened

NAME OF FILM: THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED

DIRECTOR(S): Pieter-Jan De Pue

GENRE: Documentary Film

SYNOPSIS: A group of Kuchi children in Afghanistan dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to child workers in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of an Afghanistan after the American withdrawal, Gholam Nasir and his gang control the mountains where caravans are smuggling the blue gemstones.

Nate Parker, The Birth of a Nation

‘The Birth of a Nation’ ‘Sonita’ Win Top Sundance Film Festival Awards

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival announced the winners of the feature filmmaking awards , with top honors going to Between Sea and Land, The Birth of a Nation (pictured above), First Girl I Loved, Jim: The James Foley Story, Sand Storm, Sonita and Weiner. The Birth of a Nation and Sonita won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for their respective sections, marking the third time in Festival history two films have done […]