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Examining China's three billion dollar investment in Afghanistan's untapped copper reserve and the resulting environmental and cultural destruction.

Saving Mes Aynak follows a team of international archaeologists racing to excavate the ancient Afghan city of Mes Aynak before a Chinese mining company destroys it to create an open-pit copper mine. The film documents the experiences of Afghan and international archeologists, the local Afghans, mining company officials, and activists.

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