Saving Mes Aynak embarks on prestigious US festival run; DVD release November 8

Saving Mes Aynak is slated for a prestigious festival run this fall that will travel across the US, from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC to the UCLA Film & Television Archive in Los Angeles through the China Onscreen Biennial (COB), a showcase of Chinese film and media arts for American audiences.

Saving Mes Aynak will be a part of COB's program called Dunhuang Projected, which gets its name from the eponymous town in the Gobi Desert in northwestern China that was an important nexus of the Silk Road from 400-1400 CE, and the gateway for Buddhism from India to China. Director Brent Huffman will attend the post-screening Q&A at UCLA via Skype and attend the National Gallery of Art in person. The UCLA screening will begin with a 30-minute meditation session.

Huffman will also be in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, this October to receive the Green Spark Award at the American Conservation Film Festival. Saving Mes Aynak was commended as "the most deserving of the Green Spark Award for drawing attention to a conservation hero."

Saving Mes Aynak will also be available to purchase on DVD from Icarus Films beginning November 8th!

Upcoming screenings for Saving Mes Aynak include:

  • Monday, October 17 at the International Meeting of Archaeological Film (Athens, GR)
  • Saturday, October 22 at the American Conservation Film Festival (Shepherdstown, WV)
  • Wednesday, October 26 and Saturday, October 29 at the International Festival of Archaeological Film (Bordeaux, FR)
  • Wednesday, November 2 at the World Wide Documentary Film Series (Westminster, MD)
  • Tuesday, November 8 at the Beirut Art Film Fest (Beirut, LB)
  • Wednesday, November 9 at the James Bridges Theater (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Sunday, November 27 at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC)

Find a full lineup of upcoming screenings here.