Dirs. Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy USA/Pakistan 2012 40 mins (adv. 15) In English and Urdu with English subtitles

Mohammad Jawad

Friday 8 November, 8pm (National Media Museum)

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Please note that this screening also includes a discussion with Samina Peerzada on the current state of filmmaking in Pakistan.

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 Zakia is a 39-year-old woman who had acid thrown on her by her husband after filing for divorce. She strives to find justice, alleviate pain and restore functioning and features to her face. Rukhsana is a 23-year-old woman who was attacked by her husband and in-laws and forced to reconcile with them. Saving Face chronicles the experiences of these two women as they attempt to bring their assailants to justice and move on with their lives. (Courtesy of Daniel Junge)

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