Three incredible documentaries from Asia to mark the Leiden Asia Week! Multiple award-winning films that explore struggle, sacrifice and activism.



The award-winning film Saving Mes Aynak follows archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old Buddhist archeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition by a Chinese state-owned mining company, who plan to destroy MesAynak to mine for $100 billion worth of copper.SavingMesAynakexamines the conflict between cultural preservation and economic opportunity, through the lens of the Afghan archaeologists and local villagers who live and work near MesAynak. Called, “a doc of crucial immediacy... advocacy filmmaking at its best and most chilling,” by Indiewire, SavingMesAynak is both a powerful and moving film, and an inspiring call to action.

Regisseur
Brent E. Huffman

Acteurs
Qadir Temori

Genre
Special, Documentaire, Biografie, Historisch

Duur
60 minuten

Gesproken taal
English

Taal ondertiteling
English



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