Battle Born: Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is a rich blue semi-precious gemstone found deep within the Saresang Mountains of Afghanistan's Badakhshan province. War has found its way into these remote villages, as the Taliban have sought the riches buried within the mountains of Badakhshan, taking control of the lucrative gemstone market, focusing their energy on the sale of Lapis Lazuli. The United States Marines are sent to this treacherous and remote region to combat the Taliban and restore the gemstone trade to the people of the mountains. Battle Born is about violence in all its forms, civilized" and detached; close, brutal and extreme. But, most of all, it is also the story of human connection and human kindness.

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