Director’s Notes

Daniel Junge People often physically cringe when I tell them the subject of SAVING FACE. Indeed, the subject is worthy of it — the ability of one human being to literally deface another. But I’m quick to point out that our challenge as filmmakers, and hopefully what we’ve accomplished, is to go beyond the horror […]

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Synopsis

Every year in Pakistan, there are at least 100 people attacked with acid-the majority women. Many more go unreported. The new Oscar nominated documentary Saving Face is the story of two survivors of such attacks—their battle for justice and their journey of healing. Zakia is a 39-year old woman who had acid thrown on her […]

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Viewer’s Guide

A free and downloadable Viewer’s Guide will be available here on March 8 in tandem with the HBO broadcast in the U.S. and Canada (8:30pm EST). The Viewers Guide for Saving Face is one of many tools available to inform ourselves, our communities and our nations’ leaders on the devastating impact of one acid attack. […]

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FAQS

Whether you have already seen or plan to see Saving Face, we invite you to read these FAQs in order to more fully understand the complexity of factors surrounding acid violence as a worldwide human rights violation. What is Acid Violence? Acid violence is the deliberate use of acid to attack another human being. It […]

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Mission

Our goal is to leverage Saving Face as a pivotal tool in the campaign to end acid violence in Pakistan and beyond. As Co-Director Daniel Junge expressed, “the film must be more than an expose of horrendous crimes — it must be a recipe for addressing the problem and a hope for the future.” Saving […]

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