After winning an Academy Award in 2012, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Saving Face was broadcasted internationally beginning with HBO in North America. The documentary film has now received five nominations for the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards in the following categories:
Outstanding Editing Documentary and Long Form
Outstanding Science and Technology Programming
Outstanding Cinematography Documentary and Long Form
The documentary film is about horrific acid violence and its traumatic affects on victims. The story follows the lives of two survivors, Zakia and Rukhsana, and their attempt to bring their assailants to justice. These women are helped by NGOs and doctors, including plastic surgeon Dr Mohammad Jawad, who returns to Pakistan from London to help.
The excellent work done by Obaid-Chinoy and her team proved itself once again. We’d like to congratulate the team of Saving Face for their hard work and for making Pakistan feel proud. The 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on October 1 in New York.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2013.
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