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SAVING FACE piling up nominations

September 12, 2013
tags:#acid attack, #film, #Pakistan, #violence, #women's rights
The OSCAR® winner for Best Documentary Short SAVING FACE (40 min, directed by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy) recently picked up five Emmy nominations, more than any other film this year. On September 22, the film will compete for awards for Best Documentary, Outstanding Research, Cinematography, Editing and Best Science Program. We will keep you posted.

After years of abuse, 39-year old Zakia asked her husband for a divorce. His response was that he would “make a spectacle out of her,” and he threw a can of undiluted battery acid on her, resulting in horrific scarring and the loss of her left eye.

Every year there are over 100 acid attacks reported in Pakistan, a statistic all the more shocking when one considers that these numbers are on the rise. SAVING FACE follows Dr. Mohammad Jawad, a British Pakistani plastic surgeon, as he leaves London for Pakistan to offer his services to Zakia and the many other victims of acid violence. And while being treated by Dr. Jawad, Zakia attempts to do what few women have done before her in Pakistani society: fight for justice against her attacker.

The aureate and award-winning film SAVING FACE was and still will be broadcast world wide - a DVD is available in different languages.

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Photos: © Asad Faruqi

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