Assadullah, un chercheur de lapis lazuli, débute l'ascension d'une montagne afin de rejoindre la mine. Il lui faudra plus d'une heure de marche sur des roches escarpées et encore une demi-here pour atteindre le fond de la galerie.
Ehsan, a lapis lazuli digger, a semi-precious blue gem, goes down to the near village carrying a rock weighing more than 100 kilos (200 Lbs). It will take him several hours to climb down the steep and slippery sides of the mountain.
A kutchi, a nomad, shows his fingers and this teeth damaged by his hard work and poverty which lead those kutchis to get closer to towns after having lost their herd. He and his group must leave the ground they have taken over in the outskirts of Kandahar because they mean a threat to the eyes of the Western armies based not far from them.