Saving Face

Screenings

2011 Season
London, New York

In Pakistan, a woman's face is deemed to be her greatest asset. Someone seeking to punish a woman need only destroy her face to do her permanent harm—both physically and socially. Saving Face exposes how acid attacks affect women in Pakistan, including Zakia, whose husband attacked her outside a courthouse when she filed for divorce, and Rukhsana, whose spouse attacked her in the marital home where she still lives because she cannot afford to care for her children alone. The film focuses on one courageous man trying to help this community, Dr. Mohammad Jawad.

Filmmaker(s): 
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Daniel Junge
Year: 
2011
52m
Genre: 
Documentary