Saving Mes Aynak
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.
Saving Mes Aynak in UK this week; comes to Netflix January 2017!
December 22, 2016 1:47 pm
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November 30, 2016 11:51 am
Saving Mes Aynak earns 23rd award since 2014 release; DVD available Nov. 8
November 3, 2016 3:39 pm
Saving Mes Aynak embarks on prestigious US festival run; DVD release November 8
October 7, 2016 2:05 pm