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Hawaii Filmmaker's Showcase: The Gem Hunter in Afghanistan

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Gem hunter Gary Bowersox travels over the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan to find the oldest gem mine on earth.

$10 General Admission / $5 Impact Hub Members

Blue Lapis Lazuli, the precious gemstone that decorates the death mask of Tutankhamun, is still mined in these remote mountains Traveling by horseback, he follows in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and Marco Polo, meeting old Afghan friends and visiting the nearby emerald mines. Raw gemstones, exposed by Russian bombs, are now one of the most important sources of the jewel in the world.

Gary Bowersox will answer questions about recent trips to Afghanistan after the screening.