Saving Face

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Every year in Pakistan, there are at least 100 people attacked with acid -the majority women. Many more go unreported. The new documentary Saving Face is the story of two survivors of such attacks , their battle for justice and their journey of healing.
Zakia is a 39-year old woman who had acid thrown on her by her husband after filing for divorce. She vows to find justice and restore her face to some normality. Rukhsana is a 23-year old woman who was attacked by her husband and in-laws and forced to reconcile with them.  Plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad -who earned prominence for restoring the face of British model Katie Piper after an acid attack- has left the comfort of his London practice to return to his home country of Pakistan and help the victims of such attacks.

Credits

Director
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Country
Pakistan, United States
Type
Documentary
Duration
52 minutes
Themes
women & gender
Year
2012