Saving Face is an amazing film about acid attacks on women in Pakistan. This film, directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Daniel Junge, won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject), making Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Pakistan's first Oscar winner.
**The film follows London-based Pakistani plastic surgeon, Dr. Mohammad Jawad, as he journeys to Pakistan to perform reconstructive surgery on survivors of acid violence. Saving Face also broaches the subject of the under-reporting of acid violence against women due to cultural and structural inequalities towards women from Pakistani Muslim men.
The film also features two women attacked by acid and their struggle for justice and healing. The Acid Survivors Foundation of Pakistan, which is featured in the film, had documented over 100 acid attacks a year in Pakistan but estimates far more due to lack of reporting.
Obaid-Chinoy has also stated that the film is "a positive story about Pakistan on two accounts: firstly, it portrays how a Pakistani-British doctor comes to treat them and it also discusses, in great depth, the parliament’s decision to pass a bill on acid violence". Obaid-Chinoy has also said that the film assisted in the trial and conviction of one of the perpretrators of acid violence on a female victim. **
This is one of the most moving documentaries I have watched for a long time. If you haven't already seen it, you can read more on the Saving Face website HERE which also shows a short trailer.
Or you can watch the entire documentary online by clicking on one of the links HERE
** ....** quoted from Wikipedia