Some people make things happen, some watch while things happen, and some wonder “what happened? Film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has become the first Pakistani to win an Oscar nomination for the best documentary in the short subject category. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary Saving Face is about the problem of acid attacks on women in Pakistan.
‘Saving Face’ revolves around the life of a British-Pakistani plastic surgeon who donates time to heal acid victims in Pakistan. It also documents the journey of these women as they come to terms with the violence in their lives and how they fight against all odds to learn to live again, said a statement on Chinoy’s website.