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Pakistani wins Oscar for “Saving Face”

Pakistani wins Oscar for “Saving Face”

Posted on 27 Feb 2012 at 12:05pm

A Pakistani director won her country’s first Oscar for a filmmaker for “Saving Face,” a short documentary about acid attacks on women, and those who help them recover.

The film by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy follows survivors among hundreds of people attacked every year, and focuses on British Pakistani plastic surgeon Mohammad Jawad, who returned to his homeland to help restore their faces and lives.

Her victory shines a spotlight on a subject which affects thousands of women in Pakistan and elsewhere, but which is seldom discussed at home.

In her acceptance speech, Chinoy dedicated the award…