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SAVING FACE

SHARMEEN OBAID CHINOY just became the first Pakistani to be nominated for an Academy Award  for her film
 
SAVING FACE
 
in the Best Documentary category.
 
Chinoy has already won an International Emmy award. With this film about British-Pakistani plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad,  she shows the work  of Dr. Jawad  who travelled to Pakistan to perform reconstructive surgery on women who have been victims of acid attacks. The film is scheduled to  premier on HBO on March 8, 2012. Here is the link to Asia Society’s interview of Chinoy and her work. 
 
My own comments: Pakistan has many incredibly talented women in many professions and we need to become aware of their power and gifts and the culture they are working in and with, especially as they are  trying to help the women marginalized by their society. 
 
 
 
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