Green Film Fest Encore: Saving Mes Aynak // Oct 5

Join Green Film Fest at the SF Public Library for a free, encore screening of 2016 Festival favorite, Saving Mes Aynak on October 5 at 6pm.

Free event, no ticket required.

This event is sponsored by the Green Stacks program of SF Public Library and our community partner is Asia Society Northern California.



A race against time to save a 5,000-year-old city in Afghanistan threatened by a Chinese state-owned copper mine. They are eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the ancient Budhhist city's ruins. This vital archaeological site, as well as the entire mountain range, will be completely demolished. Follow Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races to save the site from imminent demolition. Saving Mes Aynak uncovers the conflict between cultural preservation and economic opportunity as the Afghan archaeologists face what seems an impossible battle against the Chinese, the Taliban, and local politics to save their heritage from likely erasure.

Dir. Brent E. Huffman, USA, 2014, 60 mins

October 05, 2016 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library - Main Branch
100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States
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