Angels are made of Light

James Longley, United States, 2019

29 min.Series (documentary)

In episode 4 Afghanistan's war-torn past and the impact of the conflicts on society and its population is established. At the Daqiqi Balkhi school, a cleaning lady tells her story and talks about the fear of the upcoming election. Election demonstrations are being held in Kabul. Simultaneously, we follow the brothers Sohrab and Yaldash, who are working hard for their family. However, both describe a heartfelt dream of getting an education and living in a land of peace.
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Original title Angels Are Made of Light 4:4 - I want peace in our country
Danish title Lysets engle - Afghanistans børn 4:4 - Jeg vil have fred i vores land
Part of Angels are made of Light
Keywords Afghanistan, Children, Children in foreign countries, Schools, School attendence, Pupils, School life, Teaching, Dreams of the future, Election, Child labour, Everyday life, City life, 2010-2019, History, War
Director James Longley
Producer James Longley
Director of Photography James Longley
Editor Waltteri Vanhanen, Janus Billeskov Jansen, James Longley, Per K. Kirkegaard
Sound Henrik Gugge Garnov, Thomas Arent
Composer John Erik Kaada
Production country United States, Denmark, Norway
International sales
Online release 16.01.2020, Filmcentralen
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer Daylight Films
Co-production Final Cut for Real ApS, Louverture Films, Piraya Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Norsk Filminstitutt, Filmkraft Rogaland, Zefyr Media Fund, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Danida, Stiftelsen Fritt Ord, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund, Ford Foundation, Bertha Foundation, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, United States Artists, Art Matters, Afghanfilm, Open Society Foundations
In collaboration with DR K


Direction James Longley


Producer James Longley
Co-producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Co-producer Joslyn Barnes
Co-producer Torstein Grude
Executive producer Danny Glover
Executive producer Anatoly Savin
Executive producer Jeff Sanderson
Executive producer Lara Sanderson
Executive producer Basil Shadid
Co-executive producer Susan Rockefeller
Co-executive producer Tony Tabatznik
Production assistant Jad Mourad
Production assistant Ida Ågård
Production assistant Mads Liljendahl
Production assistant Sofie Lykke Steenstrop
Post-production manager Maria Kristensen
Post-production manager Joakim Hauge
Post-production consultant Jacob Leander
Production supervisor Fridrik H. Mar


Cinematographer James Longley


Still photographer Ali Hashemi
Still photographer Nicolas Ropert
Still photographer Mikhail Galustov


Editor Waltteri Vanhanen
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Editor James Longley
Editor Per K. Kirkegaard
B-editor Sofie Steenberger
Assistant editor Sofie K. Jansen
Assistant editor Silke Jolly Campbell Engberg
Assistant editor Basil Shadid


Composer John Erik Kaada


Sound designer Henrik Gugge Garnov
Sound designer Thomas Arent
Foley artist Torben Greve
Foley recordist Steen Bondrup

Visual effects

Colourist Tom Chr. Lilletvedt
Titles and art direction Hamid Rahmanian

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