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Saving Face (2011)
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Call Number DVD/FOREIGN/URDU/SAVING


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Published: New York, N.Y. : Women Make Movies, [2011]
Description:  1 videodisc (40 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Language:  Urdu


Originally released as a motion picture in 2011

"A journey to heal. A fight for justice."--Container

"Saving face is a harshly realistic view of some incredibly strong and impressive women. Every year in Pakistan, many women are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, with numerous cases going unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred. Many reported assailants, typically a husband or someone else close to the victim, receive minimal punishment from the state. Plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad left his prominent London practice to return to his home country and help the victims of such attacks. Two of these women, Zakia and Rukhsana, are victims of brutal acid attacks by their husbands and in Rukhsana's case, her in-laws as well. Both attempt to bring their assailants to justice and move on with their lives with the help of NGOs, sympathetic policymakers, politicians, support groups with other acid attack victims and Dr. Jawad."--Container

DVD-R

In Urdu with English subtitles

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Additional Credits:
Junge, Daniel
Obaid-Chinoy, Sharmeen
Coombe, Davis
Greenberg, Alison
Sumar, Sabiha
HBO Documentary Films
JungeFilm (Firm)
Milkhaus (Firm)
Women Make Movies (Firm)

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