Documentary: Saving Mes Aynak – April 23

Documentary – Saving Mes Aynak

As part of MBT’s “Engaged Buddhism” discussion series we will screen the documentary Saving Mes Aynak. Reverend Miyamura will introduce the film and moderate a discussion afterwards. All are welcome to attend this session – please find the schedule information below.


About Saving Mes Aynak

Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. Only 10% of Mes Aynak has been excavated, though, and some believe future discoveries at the site have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and the history of Buddhism itself. Qadir Temori and his fellow Afghan archaeologists face what seems an impossible battle against the Chinese, the Taliban and local politics to save their cultural heritage from likely erasure.

To learn more about this documentary follow this link: Saving Mes Aynak

Screening “Saving Mes Aynak”

When: April 23 @ 11:45 am 

Where: Midwest Buddhist Temple

No reservations are required


Current “Engaged Buddhism” Schedule

March 26 / History of MBT & the Japanese-American Experience
April 23 / Film: “Saving Mes Aynak”
May 28 / To be determined
June 25 / To be determined
July 23 / Discussion with Sonam, Tibetan Monk
August / Break
Sept. 24 / Discussion with Rev Ogui
Oct. 29 / To be determined
Nov. 26 / To be determined


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