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Angels Are Made of Light (2018)

A dozen years after his Oscar-nominated Iraq in Fragments, American documentarian James Longley delivers a sweeping, profoundly compassionate group portrait of Afghan students and teachers still weathering national turbulence.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Fazula Fazula ... Herself - schoolteacher
Hasiba Hasiba ... Herself - schoolteacher
Yaldash Mir-Habibullah Yaldash Mir-Habibullah ... Himself - student
Rostam Mir-Mohammed-Ullah Rostam Mir-Mohammed-Ullah ... Himself - student
Sohrab Mir-Safiullah Sohrab Mir-Safiullah ... Himself - student
Faiz Mohammed Faiz Mohammed ... Himself - school principal
Nik Mohammed Nik Mohammed ... Himself - schoolteacher
Sayed Muqaddas-Saies Sayed Muqaddas-Saies ... Himself - schoolteacher
Nabiullah Nabiullah ... Himself - student
Rogul Rogul ... Herself - school custodian
Sita Sita ... Herself - student
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A dozen years after his Oscar-nominated Iraq in Fragments, American documentarian James Longley delivers a sweeping, profoundly compassionate group portrait of Afghan students and teachers still weathering national turbulence.

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Dari | Pushto | Arabic | English

Release Date:

24 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kabul, Afghanistan

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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Afghanistan was not the first country in which director James Longley tried to make a school-based film. He made multi-year attempts at the project in both Iran and Pakistan before moving the film to Afghanistan. He then filmed continuously for over three years in a Kabul school to make Angels Are Made Of Light. See more »

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