Filmed throughout three years, the film follows students and teachers at a school in an old neighborhood of Kabul that is slowly rebuilding from past conflicts. We are introduced to people like Sohrab, a boy who hopes his love of books will lead to a life of the mind, not manual labor; his brother, Yaldash, who feels forced to work but dreams of the luxury of studying; and teacher Nik Mohammed, whose memories – illustrated with archival sequences – open a window into Afghanistan’s past and politics. Interweaving the modern history of Afghanistan with present-day portraits, the film offers an intimate and nuanced vision of a society living in the shadow of war.
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Angels Are Made of Light
Lysets engle - Afghanistans børn
Angels are made of Light
Afghanistan, Children, Children in foreign countries, Schools, School attendence, Pupils, School life, Teaching, Child labour, Dreams of the future, Everyday life, City life, Islam, Kite flying, Election, Voting, 2010-2019, History, War
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