Saving Mes Aynak: the plight to reclaim lost cultural identity

Saving Mes Aynak: the plight to reclaim lost cultural identity


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Join us for 2nd Friday films at Mangalam Center! We are honored to have Brent Huffman, director of the film Saving Mes Aynak join us virtually for this event for a discussion and viewing of this important film about saving a 5,000-year-old Buddhist archeological site in Afghanistan that is facing destruction from copper mining, looting and war. The film paints a portrait of the local heroes who are racing against time to reclaim their lost cultural identity by preserving this one-of-a-kind wonder of the ancient world. Facing long odds and opposition from more powerful groups, will they be able to preserve this treasure from being completely erased from world history?

The event is free; light snacks and refreshments provided. Donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of the event.

 

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