Saving Face

Saving Face

  • Director(s): Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
  • Producer(s): Davis Coombe, Alison Greenberg, Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Sabiha Sumar
  • Country: United States, Pakistan
  • Year: 2011
  • Duration: 52 min
  • Language: Urdu, English
  • Format: Video HDCAM 1080/23.98p
  • Premiere status: None
  • Website: www.savingfacefilm.com

When Zakia took her husband to divorce court, he did what hundreds of Pakistani men do to their wives every year: he threw acid in her face. In this society, where “honour” means everything, the easy availability of farming acid, and lack of prosecution has led to the escalation of this most horrific of crimes. But Zakia is determined to obtain justice – and hopes a new law will imprison her tormentor for life. Fellow sufferer Rukhsana’s plight is even worse, as she is forced to still live with the family who scarred her – but is kept away from her daughter. Both women’s husbands lie brazenly to the camera, confident their word will be believed.  For many of Pakistan's acid attack victims, hope for returning to normalcy lies with Dr Mohammad Jawad. He came to prominence after reconstructing the face of Katie Piper and is now hoping to work his magic on Zakia and Rukhsana.

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Director Filmography
  • 2009, The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
  • 2009, Pakistan's Taliban Generation / Children of the Taliban
  • 2008, Iraq: The Lost Generation
  • 2008, They Killed Sister Dorothy
  • 2007, Iron Ladies of Liberia
Credits
Co-Producer(s):
Fazeelat Aslam, Aaron Kopp
Cinematographer(s):
Asad Faruqi, Aaron Kopp, Martina Radwan
Editor(s):
Davis Coombe, Hemal Trivedi
Executive Producer(s):
Sheila Nevins
Music(s):
Gunnard Doboze
Associate Producer(s):
Shahbaz Sumar, Cathy Trekloff, Asad Faruqi
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