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An archaeologist’s race against time to save a 2000-year-old Buddhist archaeological site in Afghanistan threatened by a Chinese copper mine and Taliban attacks. Only 10% of Mes Aynak has been excavated and experts believe future discoveries have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and of Buddhism itself. A conflict between cultural preservation and economic opportunity.
Additional Screening : 28/03 - 10:30 am - Cinema Aventure (Room 2 )
Brent E. Huffman is an award-winning director, producer and cinematographer of documentaries and television programs. His work ranges from documentaries aired on The Discovery Channel, The National Geographic Channel, NBC, CNN, PBS and Al Jazeera, to Sundance Film Festival premieres, to ethnographic films made for the China Exploration and Research Society. He has also directed, produced, shot, and edited short documentaries for online outlets like The New York Times, TIME, Salon, Huffington Post and PBS Arts. Huffman has been making social issue documentaries and environmental films for more than a decade in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Huffman is also an editor, a writer and an assistant professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he teaches documentary production and theory.