Angels Are Made of Light (2018)



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Filmed throughout three years, Angels Are Made of Light follows students and teachers at a school in an old neighborhood of Kabul that is slowly rebuilding from past conflicts. 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.


Critic Reviews for Angels Are Made of Light

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Elegant, if a bit too reverent.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not always riveting, and it's not always clear, but Angels Are Made of Light manages to find several human beings, and not just by inviting us to admire our own reflections.

Sep 10, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Life strives to grow, and flourish, amid catastrophic ruins in "Angels Are Made of Light," James Longley's stirring and gorgeous documentary about young students and teachers trying to maintain hope in Kabul.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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The future is not yet written, and the brave young souls at the heart of the film offer promise that it may be less bleak.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It shines a compassionate, awe-filled light on a community doing its best to improve itself and educate its young-yet it never loses sight that this endeavor might be a pointless one as political unrest might raze their city.

Oct 8, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

It provides a needed perspective that provides a broader view outside of the war zone.

Sep 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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