Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Paul Reddish
Written by Paul Reddish
Free Spirit Films and epo-film for ORF in association with DOCSTAR, ZDF and bm:bwk
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED)
Afghanistan - The Lost Mines of the Pharaohs
Afghanistan - Die blauen Steine der Pharaonen
Afghanistan - one of the most remote and dangerous countries in the world. Yet for the last 20 years, through the turmoil of Russian invasion, retaliation, civil war and religious jihad, an American has traveled through Afghanistan in search of fabulous precious stones. This film is the story of this man and his achievements. It follows his journey to the mines he has rediscovered and helped reinvigorate. The lapis lazuli mine is the oldest on the planet. Over 6000 years ago, the precious blue stone was dug by hand and traded to Egypt of the pharaohs.
Awards: Roshnid International Film Festival 2002: Roshnid International Film Festival Award