'SAVING FACE'USA / Pakistan , 2012.
Awards and festivals:
2012. – Academy Award Documentary Short, 2012. – Colombo, Sri Lanka – SAARC Film Award Best Documentary, 2012. – New York Indian Film Festival – Best Documentary Film, 2012. – Abu Dhabi Film Festival – Audience Choice Award, 2012. – Hannover, Germany – Juliane_Bartel Award, 2012. – Los Angeles – IDA Documentary Award
Every year hundreds of people are attacked with acid in Pakistan. The vast majority of the victims are women, who are left physically and emotionally scarred. "Saving Face" follows two of these survivors – Zakia and Rukhsana – as they fight for justice and seek to restore their lives. Aiding them are London-based surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad as well as a host of Pakistanis standing up to these brutal crimes, with surprising results. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject, "Saving Face" is a more than an expose of this vexing social problem, it is a story of hope and resolve.