Pak film wins Oscar for best documentary

By: | Updated: 27 Feb 2012 01:35 AM

Los Angeles: Pakistani documentary film "Saving Face", which
uncovers the story of hundreds of people, mostly women who become acid
attack victims, was honoured with the Oscar award for best documentary
(short) at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony here.

Directed by
Daniel Junge and Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, "Saving Face"
follows several survivors, and narrates the tale of their fight for
justice, and a Pakistani plastic surgeon who has returned to his homeland
to help them restore their faces and their lives.

The film beat
"The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement",
"God is the bigger Elvis", "Incident in New Baghdad" and "The Tsunami and
The Cherry Blossom" to win the prestigious award.

In the best
documentary (feature) category, the Oscar went to "Undefeated" directed by
TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas.

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First Published: 27 Feb 2012 01:35 AM
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