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    In Pakistan, acid attacks have been carried out against women by their husband or husband's family, and even the women's own family, for "dishonoring" them. The 2012 documentary, "Saving Face," looks at the growing epidemic of acid attacks against women in Pakistan. Asad Faruqi was the cameraman and still photographer for the Academy Award winning documentary short
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    "Saving Face" follows London-based Pakistani plastic surgeon, Dr. Mohammad Jawad as he travels to Pakistan to perform reconstructive surgery on victims of acid violence.
  • The 'Other' Malalas

    Rukhsana, one of the central narratives of the film, became a victim of acid violence after her husband and mother-in-law attacked her in their home.
  • The 'Other' Malalas

    "Saving Face" features Rukhsana's fight to rebuild her life after she was attacked by her husband with the support of the Acid Survivors Foundation in Pakistan.
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    Throughout the film, victims of these attacks are supported by NGOs, policymakers, and skilled doctors, to help bring their assailants to justice and rebuild their lives.
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    Zakia, a survivor of acid violence, adds an additional veil to her hijab that covers her face before she leaves for court to give a statement against her assailant.
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    Zakia works with her attorney Sarkar Abbass to bring her attacker to justice. "I'll fight until the end" she says. "I'm not going to let him go. He destroyed my life."
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    Under the consultation of London-based Pakistani plastic surgeon, Dr. Mohammad Jawad, Zakia receives reconstructive surgery to help with the physical scars of her acid attack.
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    Syeda Ghulam Fatima has worked with Pakistan's Bonded Labour Liberation Front (BLLF) for over two decades to give a voice to one of the most disenfranchised segments of society. Brick kiln workers in Pakistan are subject to human rights violations across the board, from rape to child labor.
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    Humaira Bachal, 26, is a staunch advocate of girls' education. Bachal works to build literacy within her community of Mowach Goth, Pakistan through her center for education.
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    Despite the growing trend of not sending young girls to school in her community of Mowach Goth, Pakistan, Humaira Bachal works tirelessly to make education accessible to all in her town.
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