Pieter-Jan De Pue (1982) – independent film maker and photographer who graduated from the film academy RITS in Brussels. While been directing commercials, he was concentrating on his first full documentary The Land of the Enlightened. In view of this film he has been traveling for long periods of time to Afghanistan, photographing the country and its people for organizations such as the International Red Cross, Caritas International, UN and international demining organizations. His photo work on Afghanistan and Central Asia has been published in Weekend Knack, Le Monde or DeMorgen, De Standaard, and has been exhibited in several galleries and museums such as Photo Museum Antwerp, deBuren in Brussels and the Institut des Cultures d’Islam in Paris. In between film and photo projects abroad he worked as a film director and photographer on several book projects and museums. Pieter-Jan is connected to the German photo agency LAIF.