Film Screening & Discussion: Saving Face
Mar 11 2013 12:15pm
LocationEdward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center 270
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DescriptionThe Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
presents a screening and discussion of the film:
Monday, March 11, 2013
12:15 pm - ICC 270
Following film, a discussion will be led by ACMCU faculty
Every year in Pakistan, many people – the majority of them women – are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, while numerous other cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred. Many reported assailants, often a husband or someone else known by the victim, receive minimal if any punishment from the state.
Recently honored with a Best Documentary Short Oscar®, SAVING FACE chronicles the lives of acid-attack survivors Zakia and Rukhsana as they attempt to bring their assailants to justice and move on with their lives. The women are supported by NGOs, sympathetic policymakers, and skilled doctors, such as the Acid Survivors Foundation- Pakistan, plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who returns to his home country to assist them, attorney Ms. Sarkar Abbass who fights Zakia’s case, and female politician Marvi Memon who advocates for new legislation.Directed by Oscar® winning and Emmy®-nominated American filmmaker Daniel Junge and Oscar® and Emmy®-winning Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, SAVING FACE is an intimate look inside Pakistani society, illuminating each woman’s personal journey while showing how reformers are tackling this horrific problem.
Pizza will be served
Seating is limited
Please RSVP at http://acmcusavingface.eventbrite.com/
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SponsorAlwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding