Brent Huffman

Brent Huffman is a documentary filmmaker and associate professor at Northwestern University. His film about Mes Aynak, a complete visual record of the archaeologists’ work and findings, was released in 2015. He is currently producing Finding Yingying, a documentary about a Chinese visiting scholar kidnapped in Illinois in 2017, and directing Strands of Resistance, a documentary examining China's economic presence in Pakistan.
headless buddha statue from film saving mes aynak

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Saving Mes Aynak

Afghan archaeologists and villagers fight to save the ancient Buddhist city of Mes Aynak, one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of recent times, from destruction by a Chinese copper mine.

By Brent Huffman

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