Pakistani film wins Oscar for best documentary

Saving Face
 
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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