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Saving Mes Aynak

Directed by: Brent E. Huffman

2014 | USA | 60min


Friday, May 29, 2015, 7pm


Saturday, May 30, 2015, 3pm

FREE Screening

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30pm

Saturday Evening Reception at 6; FREE Screening at 7:30. If tickets are no longer available for reservation on Saturday night, unclaimed seats will be open on a first-come-first–served basis at 7:15.

Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site from demolition. A Chinese mining company is closing in on the site, eager to harvest billions of dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. This film is being shown in conjunction with the opening reception of the CMP exhibition Passages: Five Projects from Lampedusa, Syria, and Iraq by Massimiliano Gatti. The opening reception will begin at 6pm followed at 7:30 by the screening. After the screening at 8:30 there will be a discussion with Massimiliano Gatti and several UCR scholars, focusing on the ongoing destruction and erasure of cultural heritage artifacts in the Middle East.

Premiere, American Documentary Festival, Palm Springs, 2015 

Seating is limited. If you plan to attend on Saturday evening, please click BUY and just leave your name, there will be no charge, but you will be reserved a seat.

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