Friday, February 17, 2012

Saving Face

SAVING FACE tells the stories of two acid-attack survivors: Zakia and Rukhsana, their arduous attempts to bring their assailants to justice, and the charitable work of London-based, Pakistani-born plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who strives to help these women put this horrific act behind them and move on with their lives.

Saving face also highlights the efforts of the women across Pakistani society that are making efforts to help this vexing issue and the changes that occur from their efforts. Directed by Oscar® and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Daniel Junge and Emmy®-winning Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, SAVING FACE is an intimate look inside Pakistani society, illuminating each women's personal journey while showing how reformers are tackling this vexing problem.

A 2012 Academy Award Nominee For Documentary (Short Subject), SAVING FACE will broadcast internationally in 2012, beginning with HBO in North America and Channel Four in the UK.

Source: Saving Face Film


  1. "Saving Face" won the Oscar for documentary short at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday.

    Source: LA Times - 24 Frames

  2. The limp-dick Pakistani men (if you can call them that) who throw acid on young girls haven't really changed their ways. According to the L.A. Times -

    Awareness about the crime has improved, Khan said, but Pakistan remains a patriarchal society where, particularly in rural areas, women's rights are routinely ignored. Many attacks go unreported, and even when victims lodge complaints, police and judges often halfheartedly pursue the cases.

    Source: Pakistan offers little justice for victims of acid attacks

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