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Dunhuang Projected

Saving Mes Aynak  /  A Deer of Nine Colors

Saving Mes Aynak
November 9, 2016 - 7:30 pm
Brent Huffman (via live video feed).

Please note:  this screening takes place at the James Bridges Theater and will begin with a 30-minute group meditation session.  Online advance sales available.  Cash only at the box office.

Los Angeles Premiere!

Saving Mes Aynak  (China, 2015)

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.  DIR: Brent Huffman.

Preceded by

International Restoration Premiere!

A Deer of Nine Colors  (China, 1981)

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.  DIR: Qian Jiajun, Dai Tielang.