Winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Documentary Short, SAVING FACE chronicles the lives of two acid-attack survivors in Pakistan as they attempt to bring their assailants to justice and rebuild their lives.
The film is an intimate look inside Pakistani society, illuminating each woman’s personal journey while showing how reformers are tackling this horrific problem.
SAVING FACE has brought unprecedented attention to the issue of acid violence and is reaching millions of viewers around the world. In addition to international broadcasts, it has screened for UN Women, members of the European Union, the House of Commons, Pakistani embassies around the world, for women’s rights and human rights NGOs, and in international festivals.
The challenge now is not only getting the film in front of new audiences, it is moving audiences to action. This is happening in powerful ways thanks to the tireless efforts of our NGO partners and individuals like you.
The idea for Project SAAVE was inspired by the response of our lead NGO partners Acid Survivors Trust International and Islamic Help. We hope you will visit their websites from our NGO partners page and support their efforts.
A special thanks to Amjad at Islamic Help for coming up with the acronym SAAVE.