Saving Mes Aynak and Why Depth Matters

In our current muddy political climate, rife with “fake news” and “alternative facts,” a documentary film like Saving Mes Aynak provides a lens to understand events happening around the world. Through the eyes of archaeologist Qadir Temori and his team, we can appreciate the courage and patriotism it takes for individuals to struggle against a government not always aligned with its people’s interests and against questionable corporate practices operating without public oversight or accountability.

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We have a lot to learn from The Bad Kids

The Bad Kids is a gorgeous film, visually and stylistically. It's about a group of students whose lives, in many ways, have been filled with uncertainty. We hear their stories of hunger, neglect, abuse, substance use, and poverty, and yet they show up to school, they strive, and, with support from the staff and faculty at Black Rock High School, they begin to thrive. They are resilient and they are capable of anything. Theirs are the stories we need right now.

 

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