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Every year hundreds of people -- mostly women -- are attacked with acid in Pakistan. SAVING FACE follows several of these survivors, their fight for justice, and a Pakistani plastic surgeon who has returned to his homeland to help them restore their faces and their lives.Written by
The winner of Best Documentary Short Subject at the 84th Academy Awards, "Saving Face" looks at a doctor who helps reconstruct the faces of Pakistani women attacked with acid. These women's husbands sound like the textbook definition of toxic masculinity (a term that's come to the fore in the past year or two). Worse still, the women's families often defend the husbands. The doctor does what he has to in order to help repair the women's faces.
It just goes to show that when it comes to the Oscars, the documentaries are the most important nominees. The movies might be the famous ones, but various documentaries (An Inconvenient Truth, Inside Job, The Invisible War) have cast a light on some of the most important overlooked issues. This is one of them. Definitely see it.
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