Angels Are Made of Light

Synopsis


ANGELS ARE MADE OF LIGHT is an observational documentary by twice Oscar-nominated filmmaker James Longley (IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS), that takes the viewer on a journey into the heart of Afghanistan, following children and teachers in a public school in Kabul over three years at the formal end of US military involvement.

ANGELS ARE MADE OF LIGHT is set in one main location, the Jada Maiwand neighborhood of old Kabul, and includes a multi-generational ensemble of students, teachers, and administrators from the Daiqiqi Balkhi School who are joined by family and a commitment to each other’s well-being.

Perched precariously before an uncertain future as NATO combat forces withdraw, broad questions arise: will Afghanistan stabilize or teeter back into civil war and political Islamism? What will happen when the new generation of Afghans comes of age? Will Afghanistan move toward a future as a representative democracy, the Taliban under a different flag, or something else?

Credits


Director:
James Longley

Producer:
Producer: James Longley. Co-Producers: Signe Byrge Sørensen, Joslyn Barnes, Torstein Grude

Editor:
Janus Billeskov Jansen, Waltteri Vanhanen, James Longley

Original Music:
John Erik Kaada

Written by:
James Longley

DOP:
James Longley

Cast


Production details


Original title
Angels Are Made of Light

Year
2018

Length
117 min

Language
Dari, Pashto, Arabic & English

Subtitles
English

Format
Dolby Atmos / 1:2.39

Production company
Produced by: Daylight Factory in co-production with Final Cut for Real, Louverture Films, Piraya Film

Production country
USA, Denmark, Norway

Sales/Distribution
World sales: Ro*Co Films. Norwegian distribution: Kudos Family.

Website
https://www.jameslongley.com/

Awards & Festivals


FESTIVALS

2018

Telluride Film Festival (World premiere)
Toronto International Film Festival
New York Film Festival
AFI Fest, Hollywood
IDFA, Amsterdam
Camden International Film Festival
Double Exposure Film Festival, Washington D.C.
Cairo International Film Festival

Presskit


Images

Angels Are Made of Light
Still picture



Website by Klapp Media AS