Did you know?: Saving Face nominated for five Emmys!

The excellent work done by Obaid-Chinoy and her team proved itself once again.


July 12, 2013
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy with her Oscar. PHOTO: FILE

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:

Best Documentary

Outstanding Editing Documentary and Long Form

Outstanding Science and Technology Programming

Outstanding Cinematography Documentary and Long Form

Outstanding Research



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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COMMENTS (4)

Tania Takiariam | 8 years ago | Reply

@Umer What are you on about? When Salman Rushdie was awarded "Knighthood" & Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy the "Oscar" how do you extrapolate that the West is Insulting us? This twisted manner of interpretation is the cause of inferior complex saturating a huge population of our society. The lack of common sense on your part is not being able to recognise real talent and separate it from you biased view of the West. I think they have better things to do then plot and scheme to insult people.

Umer | 8 years ago | Reply

About 'saving face' - Pakistanis should have at least some common sense to know when someone is insulting you. West will always use ONE OF YOU to insult you ... Salman Rushdie was awarded knighthood and this sharmain was awarded Oscar ...

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