The Land of the Enlightened

Original Title: The Land of the Enlightened

87' | 2016 (Completed)



Creation details

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    Majority Flemish Production
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  • Original title
    The Land of the Enlightened
  • Original language
    English, Russian, Farsi, Pashtu, Uzbek, Waghi, Khyrgyz

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Festivals & awards


2016: World Cinema Documentary Competition - Sundance Film Festival (US); IFFR/International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL); Hong Kong International Film Festival (HK); Ambulante (MX); Grand Angle - Visions du Réel (CH); Documenta International Film Festival (ES); World Showcase - Hot Docs International Documentary Festival (CA); DocVille Film Festival (BE); Documentary Edge Festival (NZ); MOOOV Film Festival (BE); Tarkovsky Film Festival "Zerkalo" (RU); DocAviv - Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival (IL); Anonimul Film Festival (RO); Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK); Cologne Film Festival (DE); Doc@PÖFF - Black Nights International Film Festival (EE); Olympia Film Festival (GR); Transilvania Film Festival (RO); Valletta Film Festival (MT); Sidney International Film Festival (AU); Biografilm International Film Festival (IT); Art Film Fest Kosice (SK); Afi Docs (US); Transatlantyk Film Festival (PL); Filmfest München (DE); Cinema City (RS); Taipei IFF (TW), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (CZ); Golden Apricot Film Festival (AM); Odessa International Film Festival (UA); New Horizons Film Festival (PL); Melbourne International Film Festival (AU); Lemesos Int'l Documentary Festival (GR); DokuFest (KS); Lima Film Festival (PE); Ambulante Colombia (CO); Neue Heimat Film (DE); International Film Festival 'Manaki Brothers'(MK); Batumi Film Festival (GE); Bergen International Film Festival (NW); DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (KR); War on Screen IFF (FR); Festival du Nouveau Cinema (CA); Film from the South (NW); Unabhaengiges FilmFest (DE); Mumbai Film Festival (IN); International Film Festival of Curitiba Biennial (BR); Scanorama IFF (LT); Panorama of the European Film (EG); PHI Centre (CA); Minsk Listapad (BY), Braunschweig International Film Festival (DE); Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival (DE); Costa Rica IFF (CR); Autrans International Mountain Film Festival (FR); This Human World/Human Rights Film Festival (AT); Cinema Vérité - Iran International Documentary Film Festival (IR); Pune International Film Festival (IN); Doc Point (FI); ZagreDox (HR); Tempo Documentary Festival (SE); Hawaii European Film Festival (HI)


2016: World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography - Sundance Film Festival (US), Special Jury Award - Documenta Madrid (ES), Audience Award + Professional Achievement Award - Tarkovsky Film Festival "Zerkalo" (RU); Artistic Vision Award - DocAviv (IL); Audience Award - Anonimul Film Festival (RO); Phoenix Award - Cologne Film Festival (DE); Audience Award - Olympia Film Festival (GR); Audience Award - Costa Rica International Film Festival (CR); Nomination Best European Documentary - European Film Awards (PL)


Co-production partners

Fastnet Films (IR), Gebrueder Beetz Produktion (DE), Submarine (NL), ZDF-Arte (DE), VRT-Canvas (BE), IKON (NL), Scio Productions (BE);_x000D_ In association with: Arte, Eyeworks, Telenet, Prime, Sciapode

Supported by

the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), the Belgian Tax Shelter for Film Financing, NFF, CCA de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et de VOO, Bord Scannán na hÉireann – the Irish Film Board, Media Dev. Program of the E.U., Belgian Development Cooperation - DGD

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