Saving Mes Aynak makes headlines worldwide; streaming on Netflix

Saving Mes Aynak by director Brent Huffman has continued to spark dialogue and make headlines regarding the imminent destruction of a Mes Aynak, one of the world's most significant archeological excavations, by a Chinese state-owned mining company eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. Read about Saving Mes Aynak in the following publications: CNBC: China plans to destroy an ancient Buddhist city to get the copper buried there International Business Times: China to destroy 5,000 year-old Buddhist city in Afghanistan for copper extraction Continued

Saving Mes Aynak - Now on Netflix

During January 2017, Saving Mes Aynak will be streaming on Netflix. This is a major opportunity for the film to be seen by American audiences and is now available with Spanish subtitles, making it easier to share at bilingual workplaces and schools. The Brent Huffman-directed film has won 25 awards in total since it’s release in 2014 including both the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the 2016 ICRONOS Film Festival. For even more features, purchase the DVD, which includes 15 minutes of never-seen-before scenes from Mes Aynak, as well as closed captions and foreign language subtitles in French, German, Italian, and Japanese. Continued

Saving Mes Aynak in UK this week; comes to Netflix January 2017!

The award-winning Saving Mes Aynak by director Brent Huffman will be a part of the Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference at the University of Southampton this week! Sightations is an archaeology-inspired exhibition running as part of this year's Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference, featuring mediums of drawings, photography, comics, painting, sculpture, textiles, ceramic, CGI, film, video, gaming, virtual reality and digital works that unpack what it means to represent archaeology visually in 2016. Continued

Month of December: 50% off EVERYTHING in the Kartemquin Store; KTQ: The Early Years Vol. 1-4 and #KTQ50 Book for just $50!

USE COUPON CODE: KTQ50 during the month of December and receive 50% off EVERYTHING in the Kartemquin Store, including the newly released Saving Mes Aynak on DVD, the Almost There Special Edition DVD, which includes an Almost There Update and deleted scenes. All merchandise is 50% off as well! Additionally, we'll be offering all four volumes of The Kartemquin Films Collection: The Early Years as well as a copy of the limited edition 50th Anniversary Book for just $50.00 (an $80.00 value!) Continued

Saving Mes Aynak earns 23rd award since 2014 release; DVD available Nov. 8

Saving Mes Aynak by director Brent Huffman won both the Grand Prize and the Audience Award at ICRONOS, the International Archaeology Film Festival of Bordeaux, France this past Sunday. This marks the 23rd award the film has earned since its release in 2014. In October the film won the Grand Prix from AGON, the 10th International Meeting of Archaeological Film. In awarding Saving Mes Aynak with the Grand Prix, AGON lauded the film for demonstrating: "This archaeology is not just about distant civilizations lost in time, Mes Aynak is about how archaeology, politics, economics, imperialism, terrorism and cultural identity are in conflict right here and now." Continued

Kartemquin Films marks 50th Anniversary by announcing Fall Festival, New Fund for Filmmaker Support at #KTQ50 Birthday Party Event in Chicago

Retrospectives in New York and Los Angeles to Highlight Five Decades of Documentaries Nearly 1,000 Party Attendees Include CEO of PBS, Stars of Films and Directors from the Past 50 Years of Kartemquin, Elected Officials Not-for-profit documentary production collective Kartemquin Films, the Chicago-based producers of The Interrupters, and The Trials of Muhammad Ali, marks the occasion of its 50th Birthday Party tonight to announce major retrospectives in New York and Los Angeles this summer, a new fund to support filmmakers, and a showcase for emerging midwest independent documentary makers this fall. Continued

Saving Mes Aynak gets another Al Jazeera English broadcast

Al Jazeera English will re-broadcast the award-winning Saving Mes Aynak worldwide through their Witness program on June 29th. Witness is an inspiring documentary series that brings world issues into focus through compelling human stories. Saving Mes Aynak is the story of the race against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan threatened by a Chinese state-owned copper mine. For more information, check out director Brent E. Huffman's introduction here. The film will also return to Chicago for a screening at the Art Institute of Chicago. Director Brent E. Huffman will be in attendance for the Q&A at the Price Auditorium. Registration will be open in June on the AIC website. Continued

Saving Mes Aynak continues winning accolades and raising awareness worldwide

Director Brent Huffman's film Saving Mes Aynak has continued to garner accolades during its extremely successful festival run. The film recently won the Silver Plaque at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards, distinguishing Saving Mes Aynak's achievements in addressing the arts and humanities in documentary filmmaking. The film also won the Special Jury Mention at the Master of Art Film Festival in Bulgaria. Continued

Saving Mes Aynak ends 2015 with Al Jazeera broadcast, distribution deal, and outreach funding

As 2015 draws to a close, the team behind Saving Mes Aynak is celebrating a successful year of reaching audiences all over the world, raising global awareness about the contentious fate of the Mes Aynak historic site. 2016 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for our film and its awareness and outreach campaign, as we can now announce fresh funding and distribution partners. Saving Mes Aynak will end the year with an encore holiday re-broadcast on Al Jazeera America at 7PM EST on Thursday, December 24, 2015 (Christmas Eve) and Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 7PM EST. Continued

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