Pakistani Director’s Look At Acid Attacks Strikes A Hopeful Note


Heather Maher
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

February 26, 2012


When Pakistani film director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy made “Saving Face,” she tackled one of the hidden taboos of her society: acid attacks by men on women. Now her film is competing for an Oscar on February 26. RFE/RL’s Heather Maher spoke with Chinoy about why she made the film.

To read the full interview at the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty site, click here.


Additional Information about “Saving Face:”

Film On Pakistani Acid Attack Victims And Their ‘Savior’ Competes For Oscar

Saving Face IMDB

Saving Face Official Web Site


“Saving Face” has won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Short Documentary. Take a look at the official trailer for the documentary below: