SMA Wins the Grand Prize at the Arkhaios Film Festival!

We are proud to announce that over the weekend, Saving Mes Aynak won the Grand Prize Award at the 2015 Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival! We feel incredibly honored to have been selected for this distinction. Not only that, but the film was also selected for the Audience Favorite Film Award for Day 3. We're happy that we were able to take part in this wonderful festival, and share the important story of Mes Aynak with the people of Hilton Head, SC. 

Thank you to the Arkhaios Film Festival, and the 2015 Jury Selection Committee: 

Dr. Karl Heider (Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina)

- Dr. Steve Smith (Director of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, Research Associate Professor

- Dr. Rex Garniewicz (President and CEO of the Coastal Discovery Museum)

- Steven McLean Folks (award-winning Filmmaker, South Carolina ETV)

- Lynne Cope Hummell (Writer, Editor of the Bluffton Sun and the Hilton Head Sun)

An additional thank you to Lynne for the kind words she wrote about the film in a recent Hilton Head Sun article

The film was amazingly well done and the story fascinating. As I said in my notes, "About halfway through, I wanted to book a flight and go help Qadir [the archaeologist]. Incredibly powerful."