Pakistani film Saving Face wins at the Oscars

  • IANS, Los Angeles
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  • Updated: Feb 28, 2012 14:34 IST

Winners for Best Documentary Shor Saving Face, Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy poses with the trophy in the press room at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. (AFP)

Pakistani documentary film Saving Face, which uncovers the story of hundreds of people, mostly women who become acid attack victims, was honoured with the Oscar award for best documentary (short) at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony here.

Directed by Daniel Junge and Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Saving Face follows several survivors, and narrates the tale of their fight for justice, and a Pakistani plastic surgeon who has returned to his homeland to help them restore their faces and their lives.

The film beat The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, God is the bigger Elvis, Incident in New Baghdad and The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom to win the prestigious award.

In the best documentary (feature) category, the Oscar went to Undefeated directed by TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas.


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