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Brent E. Huffman won a Chinese Academy Award for “Finding Yingying” in the Best Foreign Documentary Category 2020.

Finding Yingying (Brent E. Huffman producer) won the Breakthrough Voice Jury Award at SXSW 2020.    

University of Oxford, http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2017-12-30-new-years-honours-2018 Saving Mes Aynak goes to University of Oxford for a special screening by the University’s Classical Art Research Centre. Director Brent E. Huffman will attend in person. The screening is part of Gandhara Connections project, a probe into artistic production in the Gandharan region. We are honored for this chance to show the film […]

This January, “Saving Mes Aynak” will stream on Netflix! The film is also now available with Spanish subtitles, making it easier to share at bilingual workplaces and schools. The special edition DVD of “Saving Mes Aynak” is on sale!  The DVD features 15 minutes of never-seen-before scenes from Mes Aynak, as well as closed captions and foreign language […]

Saving Mes Aynak have some exciting updates on major U.S. and international screening, TV broadcasts, the home DVD release and much more. UPCOMING U.S. SCREENINGS Image of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, where “Saving Mes Aynak” will screen this November. “Saving Mes Aynak” travels coast to coast from the National Gallery of Art in […]

Saving Mes Aynak will be featured at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC on Nov 27 as part of the China Onscreen Biennial (COB), a curated showcase of Chinese film and media arts for American audiences. Brent will attend the screening in person. In COB’s 3rd biennial, Saving Mes Aynak will be a part of a […]

Saving Mes Aynak is going to France again for a biannual festival of archaeology films in Bordeaux on October 26th through 29th. ICRONOS – International Festival of Archaeological Film – is praised as “a stable fixture of the European archaeology film festival circuit, creating a valuable venue for producers specializing in this genre” by the Archaeology Chanel.  

Saving Mes Aynak will be returning to Hong Kong, this time for the Thus Have I Seen (T.H.I.S.) Buddhist Film Festival on September 18th. Organized by Dharma in Action, the festival shows a collection of exquisite films that “reflect the cultural, social and religious aspects of this world religion.”

Saving Mes Aynak is going to North Korea as part of the 15th Pyongyang International Film Festival! The Festival, whose mission is to “promote exchange and cooperation between world filmmakers with the ideal of Independence, Peace and Friendship,” will be from September 16 to 21, 2016.

Saving Mes Aynak will hit Korean TV through August! Buddhist True Network (BTN), a premier Buddhist channel of Korea, has invited Saving Mes Aynak to air over 8 times, both on air and online. Through this broadcast, we hope to connect with Korean audience who, with the country’s long history with Buddhism, understand the importance of […]

 Saving Mes Aynak takes home the top prize for best international documentary at the Life After Oil Film Festival in Sardinia, Italy! This is a huge honor from a panel of juries spanning Italian filmmakers, journalists, academics, and activists. On top of the prize, Life After Oil was a wonderful opportunity to engage with international audience in an […]

Saving Mes Aynak comes back to Chicago for a screening at the Art Institute of Chicago! Director Brent E. Huffman will be in attendance for the Q&A at the Price Auditorium.

An updated version of Saving Mes Aynak hit the air on Al Jazeera English on June 29th and streamed online for free on Al Jazeera’s website for a limited time (outside the US). Viewers expressed their excitement and emotional responses to the broadcast on social media, showing solidarity as always: #SavingMesAynak an incredibly powerful, moving documentary on the […]

PBS NEWSHOUR with A Sneak Peek of Saving Mes Aynak November 25, 2014 Ahead of the world premiere at IDFA (International Film Festival Amsterdam) 2014, we gave PBS NewsHour a sneak peek of footage from the finished film and a new interview with Brent Huffman about the Mes Aynak site. FIPA To Host French Premiere […]





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 […]

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 […]