Oscar winner on Dispatches
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is co-director and co-producer of Saving Face - which won an Academy award for best short documentary. Photo/Asad Faruqi - HBO
In the Oscar-winning documentary Saving Face, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shows women grotesquely disfigured by the acid used by their husbands and suitors to attack them.
But the film is about victory, not only loss.
Acid attacks, which are not unique to Pakistan, are put on trial.
And, unlikely heroes emerge to help mend the dignity and the smiles of the victims.
Sharmeen is a dual citizen of Canada and Pakistan.
She joined us from Los Angeles shortly before her winning her Oscar.
Saving face will be aired on HBO on March 8th.
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