We're excited to hear that Saving Face, directed by Pakistani journalist and documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, has been nominated for an Oscar! The documentary about two women from Southern Punjab who are victims of acid violence has been nominated in the category of 'Best Documentary, Short Subject.' An article in the Express Tribune reads:
“It’s 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 had said when her film was short-listed for nominations in October 2011. According to the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill, the perpetrators of acid violence will be punished with imprisonment for life, and Obaid-Chinoy has captured that aspect in her latest venture."
Obaid-Chinoy has also