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Saving Mes Aynak

November 9, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive; UCLA Confucius Institute; UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television; UCLA Center for Chinese Studies; Stephen Lesser; Confucius Institute Headquarters; UCLA Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library presents

Saving Mes Aynak (U.S., 2015), Directed by Brent Huffman

Dating back 5,000 years, Mes Aynak in present-day Afghanistan is a perfect example of the intersections of commerce and culture on the Silk Road. This ancient complex of temples, markets and copper works is now the subject of contention among governments, archaeologists and the mining industry. But how much of it can be saved before time runs out?

DCP, color, 60 min.

Preceded by:

A Deer of Nine Colors (China, 1981), Directed by Qian Jiajun, Dai Tielang

This beloved Chinese animation from the famed Shanghai Animation Film Studio illustrates a famous Buddhist Jataka story depicted in the cave murals at Dunhuang.

DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 30 min.

IN PERSON: Brent Huffman (via live video feed)

NOTE: This screening will begin with a 30-minute group meditation session.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.


More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


November 9, 2016
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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James Bridges Theater
235 Charles E Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States