May 21, 2015 11:28 am
On Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30pm, the historic Music Box Theatre hosts the Chicago premiere of Saving Mes Aynak.
The screening is a special presentation kicking off the Music Box's Docs at the Box summer documentary series, programmed by Anthony Kaufman. Saving Mes Aynak Director Brent E. Huffman and producer Zak Piper will attend, with panelists including archeologist Gil Stein, director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, and Lawrence Rothfield, University of Chicago Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Faculty Director, Cultural Policy Center, and an expert on the ways in which looting and geopolitics affects antiquities and museums, particularly in the Middle East.
This amazing value Indiegogo perk gives you:
- 2 tickets to the premiere and post-screening Q&A discussion with a distinguished panel of guests & experts including director Brent E. Huffman & producer Zak Piper.
- Entry to an exclusive Indiegogo drinks reception with the filmmakers and panelists.
- A Saving Mes Aynak gift package including 2 #SaveMesAynak Day streaming links, 1 DVD gifted to the school or organization of your choice & 2 “Saving Mes Aynak” buttons.
- A guided tour of the legendary documentary production company Kartemquin Films (that's us!).
Our award-winning film Saving Mes Aynak follows archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save this 5,000-year-old Buddhist archeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. IndieWIRE called it a "a doc of crucial immediacy... simply required viewing."
In a new article at MovieMaker Magazine, Brent E. Huffman states: "Saving Mes Aynak is a film I believed in so deeply I repeatedly risked my life to make it: the story of a true-life Afghan Indiana Jones risking everything he has to save an ancient city—and my effort to get it all on film before it is destroyed."
Please help support the film's outreach and education efforts by joining us for the Chicago premiere on June 2. If you can't make that date, please join us in streaming the film on #SaveMesAynak Day on July 1st, when thousands around the world will watch it together.