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Recent press for “Saving Mes Aynak”

Front page video and Op-Ed on The New York Times by documentary filmmaker and professor Brent E. Huffman:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/opinion/a-chinese-threat-to-afghan-buddhas.html

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“Saving Mes Aynak” is awarded a MacArthur Foundation Grant:

http://www.macfound.org/documentaryfilm/380

 

LIVE CNN interview (broadcast on CNN International) from the ancient Buddhist city of Mes Aynak in Logar province:

http://business.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/05/race-against-time-to-save-ancient-afghan-site/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor and documentary filmmaker Brent Huffman’s CNN Opinion story about “Saving Mes Aynak” (front page):

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/22/opinion/afghanistan-buddha-site-mine/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

 

The Independent in London – Sunday Edition:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/afghanistans-heritage-is-at-stake-8537560.html

 

Radio interview with director Brent Huffman on BBC’s The World:

http://www.theworld.org/2012/11/afghan-buddhas/

 

The Diplomat – Front Page:

http://thediplomat.com/2013/06/10/saving-the-buddhas-of-mes-aynak-updated/

 

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Behind-the-scenes article from the UK-based The Film Review:

http://thefilmreview.com/film-news/documenting-the-buddhas-of-aynak.html

 

The Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/11/08/a-kickstarter-campaign-for-an-ancient-site-in-afghanistan/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PBS Newshour interview with filmmaker Brent Huffman and video (front page):

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/2012/12/the-last-days-of-mes-aynak.html#more

 

An interview with filmmaker and professor Brent Huffman on Chicago NPR (WBEZ Worldview):

http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/digging-copper-finding-buddhist-treasures-100415 

 

Foreign Policy slideshow:

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/21/afghanistans_vanishing_buddhas

 

ABC Australia Radio interview with Brent Huffman:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-05/interview-brent-huffman/4298578

 

AOL’s Gadling travel website:

http://www.gadling.com/2012/11/28/mes-aynak-one-of-the-worlds-great-archeological-treasures-is/

 

Toronto Star:

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1302159–afghanistan-archeological-site-in-a-race-for-survival

 

Fair Observer two-part interview with director Brent Huffman and photo essay by Huffman:

http://www.fairobserver.com/article/race-save-mes-aynak-part-12

http://www.fairobserver.com/article/race-save-mes-aynak-part-2

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Toronto’s Travel Culture magazine:

http://www.travelculturemag.com/mes-aynak-turned-into-a-copper-mine/

 

Norway’s The Religioner:

http://religioner.no/archives/8979

 

United Press International:

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/06/15/Filmmaker-helps-in-effort-to-save-history/UPI-32841339797721/

 

The Asia Society:

http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/are-chinese-miners-destroying-2000-year-old-buddhist-site-afghanistan-images#9

 

Three-page feature story about Mes Aynak by Brent Huffman in Tricycle Magazine – the largest Buddhist magazine in the US:

http://www.tricycle.com/feature/fate-mes-aynak

 

Tricycle Magazine’s blog:

http://www.tricycle.com/blog/chinese-mining-company-might-destroy-ancient-buddhist-ruins-mes-aynak

 

Past Horizons Magazine:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2012/help-save-the-cultural-heritage-of-afghanistan

 

NPR:

http://www.npr.org/2012/09/24/161677990/foreign-policy-golden-buddha-hidden-copper 

 

Archaeology Magazine:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/675-130318-afghanistan-buddhism-mes-anyak/675-130318-afghanistan-buddhism-mes-anyak

 

The Majalla – the leading Arab Magazine:

http://www.majalla.com/eng/2012/11/article55235865

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison:

http://news.ls.wisc.edu/?p=11629

 

“Erasing the History of Buddhist Afghanistan One Mine at a Time” by Brent E. Huffman - The University of Chicago’s Divinity School:

https://divinity.uchicago.edu/sightings/erasing-history-buddhist-afghanistan-one-mine-time-brent-e-huffman

 

Northwestern University continuing coverage of “Saving Mes Aynak”:

http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2012/06/huffman-afghanistan.html

http://discover.northwestern.edu/stories/preserving-ancient-buddhist-site

http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2014/01/preserving-an-ancient-afghani-religious-site.html

 

Asian Correspondent:

http://asiancorrespondent.com/62197/assistant-professor-showcases-afghanistans-cultural-treasures/

 

PolicyMic:

http://www.policymic.com/articles/20188/the-buddhas-of-aynak-the-afghan-cultural-site-that-the-world-does-not-care-about

 

Medill School of Journalism’s National Security Zone – story by filmmaker Brent Huffman and interview:

http://nationalsecurityzone.org/site/chasing-chinas-tail-the-long-road-to-mes-aynak-afghanistan/

http://nationalsecurityzone.org/site/filmmaker-risks-life-to-document-ancient-afghan-buddhist-citys-imminent-destruction/

 

Association for Research into Crimes Against Art:

http://art-crime.blogspot.com/2012/09/documentarian-brent-huffman-warns-of.html

 

Evanston NOW:

http://evanstonnow.com/story/education/northwestern-news/2012-06-06/50103/nu-prof-films-efforts-to-preserve-afghan-heritage

 

China Digital Times:

http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/05/resources-imperiled-buddhas-and-sino-afghan-relations/

 

Clyde Fitch Report:

http://www.clydefitchreport.com/2013/08/chinese-mine-threatens-afghan-buddhas/

 

South China Morning Post:

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1190941/china-digging-afghanistans-treasure-trove

 

Wright State University’s continued coverage of filmmaker Brent Huffman’s efforts to save Mes Aynak:

http://webapp2.wright.edu/web1/newsroom/2014/02/04/wright-state-grad-wins-macarthur-grant-for-documentary-on-ancient-afghan-site/

http://webapp2.wright.edu/web1/community/2013/filmmaker-in-the-spotlight/

 

The Temple Trail:

http://thetempletrail.com/saving-mes-aynak/

 

University of Hawaii’s Muslim Societies in Asia and the Pacific:

http://www.msaphawaii.org/2014/01/30/news-chinese-copper-mine-in-afghanistan-threatens-2600-year-old-buddhist-monastery/

 

Official Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/buddhasofaynak

 

Official Twitter page:

https://twitter.com/Brent_Huffman

 

Many international reports like this one from Malaysia:

Brent E. Huffman’s Yuja Wang “Sound Tracks” videos for PBS Arts and Salon.com:

http://www.pbs.org/arts/gallery/quick-hits-yuja-wang/qh-yuja-wang-interview/

Brent E. Huffman interviews Syrians in Jordan for TIME magazine:

 

http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,1432320499001_2106203,00.html

Medill professor and professional documentary filmmaker Brent E. Huffman was interviewed by PBS about the importance of a documentary film education.

http://www.pbs.org/pov/blog/2011/11/should-documentary-filmmakers-go-to-film-school.php

Brent E. Huffman and Xiaoli Zhou to speak and show a retrospective of their documentaries at the Forum for Global Engagement – Semester at Sea 2011.

http://www.semesteratsea.org/fge/speaker-bios

“The Colony” wins a Telly award in the TV Documentary category.

Refugee Lives – Stories from refugee camps around the world

Check out my new project Refugee Lives where Northwestern Medill students document the lives of refugees in three camps in Malawi, Jordan, and Namibia.  I led the trip to Malawi where students reported from the Dzaleka refugee camp near Lilongwe.

Check out the short documentary “Dzaleka Dances” here:

http://www.refugeelives.org/2010/12/17/783/locations/malawi/dzaleka-dances

And all the stories from Refugee Lives here:

http://www.refugeelives.org/

"The Colony" (short version) premieres on Al Jazeera’s human rights program "Witness".

The Colony on Witness:

http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/witness/2010/09/20109784210335575.html

About The Colony:

The past decade has seen Chinese economic growth explode across the world and the Chinese economic miracle seems to reach into every imaginable area of manufacturing and natural resources.

Filmmakers Brent Huffman and Xiaoli Zhou traveled to Senegal in West Africa to explore the onslaught of Chinese economic might and its impact on long-standing African traditions.

Cinematography Demo Reel for Brent E. Huffman

http://vimeo.com/11023341

Cinematography Demo Reel for Brent E. Huffman/German Camera Productions set to Jean Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47:3.

This includes much of my work except my NBC tornado documentaries, my prison documentary Welcome to Warren, and my recent China in Africa documentary work.

The Colony at USC

The Colony recently played to a packed house on Feb. 10th at the University of Southern California’s US – China Institute:

http://china.usc.edu/ShowEvent.aspx?EventID=1295

And thank you to Sara Grossbarth for writing a great story about “The Colony” and my work for the Medill website.

http://www.medill.northwestern.edu/newsreleases/archives.aspx?id=156237