Saving Mes Aynak has been selected for the prestigious FIPA Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, screening this January 21, 2015 in Biarritz, France.
It is a rare honor for an American documentary to screen at the festival, now in its 28th edition. Get details of the screening. Congratulations to director Brent Huffman, producer Zak Piper, and their team.
The film follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition by a Chinese state-owned mining company which is eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins.
The FIPA screening is the film's first of what promises to be a very busy 2015, following a successful world premiere at IDFA in November 2014.
The US premiere of Saving Mes Aynak will be coming soon but is still yet to be announced, but we are delighted to present an exclusive sneak preview on March 6, 2015 7:00 PM at Northwestern University's Block Museum. This free screening will be attended by Brent Huffman, who is a faculty member at Northwestern's Medill School. Get more details.
Autlook Film Sales is representing Saving Mes Aynak for international sales.
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