Angels are Made of Light

Stirring and gorgeous.

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Angels are Made of Light

A stirring and beautiful documentary from Academy Award-nominated director James Longley (Iraq in Fragments), Angels are Made of Light traces the lives of young students and their teachers at a school in the old city of Kabul. 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.

"A vivid portrait of daily life in Kabul and a rich look into childhood. Probing and visually inventive. Finds a resilience among the most vulnerable of its characters." — David D'Arcy, Screen Daily

Not Rated
Genre
Documentary
Runtime
117
Language
Dari, Pushto, Arabic, English
Director
James Longley
FEATURED REVIEW
Bilge Ebiri, New York Times

Movies about war are a dime a dozen, but how do you film peace? In “Angels Are Made of Light,” the director James Longley trains his camera on a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, where young children and weary adults attempt to imagine something resembling a hopeful future. Though much of the country is ...

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