Director: Brent Huffman
Country: USA, Afghanistan
Year: 2015

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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. 

Learn more about the ancient Buddhist city is caught in a drawn-out battle between commerce and culture in director Brent Huffman’s feature article, The Fate of Mes Aynak, from the Spring 2013 issue of Tricycle. For an update on the current status, read “How a Historic Buddhist Site Has Eluded Destruction—for Now.” To learn more about Saving Mes Aynak, visit

This film will be available to stream until midnight on Friday, February 28th, 2020.