• Saving Mes Aynak: Film Screening and Discussion with Director Brent Huffman

Saving Mes Aynak: Film Screening and Discussion with Director Brent Huffman

06 March 2018

London EC4M 7QS

A special evening with filmmaker and Medill professor Brent Huffman to London, with a special screening of his award-winning documentary Saving Mes Aynak. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Huffman himself, moderated by CNBC's Elizabeth Schulze.

Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. Only 10% of Mes Aynak has been excavated, though, and some believe future discoveries at the site have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and the history of Buddhism itself. Qadir Temori and his fellow Afghan archaeologists face what seems an impossible battle against the Chinese, the Taliban and local politics to save their cultural heritage from likely erasure.

6:30 p.m. - Doors open

7:00 p.m. - Film screening

8:00 p.m. - Discussion with Brent Huffman

8:30 p.m. - Reception

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