FULLY BOOKED Screening: Saving Face

Screening March 30, 2012 7:00 PM

Academy Award winner 2012 for Best Documentary (Short Subject) 

Every year, hundreds of people, most of them women, are attacked with acid in Pakistan. Many cases go unreported.

Saving Face is a heartbreaking and human documentary that follows 39-year-old Zakia and 23-year-old Rukhsana from the Punjab province as they journey to emotional and physical healing.

Saving Face also bears witness to work of the London-based plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad who came to prominence after restoring the face of British model Katie Piper and now travels to Pakistan to work with victims of acid attacks.

The film also features the work of Islamabad-based Acid Survivors Foundation of Pakistan in supporting women like Zakia and Rukhsana in their battle for justice.  

Directed by: Daniel Junge & Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Year: 2011

Length: 40′