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Saving Ourselves by Saving the Past

BY AMY MATHEWS AMOS

In “Saving Mes Aynak,” filmmaker Brent Huffman tells a story emblematic of our times:  a ruinous reality that leaves us feeling angry, fearful and sad, yet strangely inspired and determined at the same time. While divisiveness rages all around us, Huffman helps us lock arms with someone halfway around the world, and gratefully embrace his commitment to preserving the best of humanity while surrounded by its worst. “Saving Mes Aynak” is a study in such stark contrasts, and we can’t help but root passionately for the triumph of good over evil throughout.

 

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