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Angels Are Made of Light

Showing the daily struggles and inner lives of students and teachers at a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, during the closing years of America’s longest war

Portrait of Angels Are Made of Light
James Longley
James Longley
Executive Producers:
Basil Shadid, Joslyn Barnes, Danny Glover
Production Company
Angels Film LLC
Release Date
January 1, 2017

Angels are Made of Light is an observational documentary that profiles the lives of students and teachers at a public school in Kabul over three years at the end of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan. The film uses interviews and observational cinema to tell the story of a community of students, parents and teachers, touching on universal themes related to family and child rearing, as well as issues particular to the school and its location in a country still reeling from war.

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