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Film screening: Saving Mes Aynak

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cowell Fireside Lounge

Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he works to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. Only 10% of Mes Aynak has been excavated and future discoveries at the site have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and of Buddhism itself.


Friday, April 15th7-9 PM
Cowell Fireside Lounge
*Light refreshments*


Event sponsored by: Cowell College, History of Art and Visual Culture, Politics, and Anthropology