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Saving Face (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short, Drama | 8 March 2012 (USA)
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Plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad returns to his native Pakistan to help those left horribly scarred by acid attacks.

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Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (co-director)
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Sarkar Abbas Sarkar Abbas ... Herself - Advocate High Court
Mohammad Jawad Mohammad Jawad ... Himself - Plastic Surgeon
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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 Anonymous

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8 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Saving Face - Gebt mir mein Gesicht zurück See more »

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Outstanding Documentary - A Triumph of the Human Spirit
8 March 2012 | by dogger838See all my reviews

Really every high school student around the world should be required to watch this movie. It is an incredibly touching lesson in human triumph to not only continue to live after unspeakable cruelty but to excel at life. The women in this story demonstrate that the incredible journey they undertake to gain their lives back is nothing short of miraculous. It is unfortunate that often documentaries are overlooked when one is considering going to the movies. I would urge you to spend 40 minutes and watch this with your family and then engage in a discussion. The merits of this documentary go without saying. This documentary is well deserving of the 2012 Documentary Short Academy Award.


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