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Aisha Hussain <[log in to unmask]>
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Daily eNews for CMNS Students <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:34:37 -0400
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Subject: United Muslim Relief at UM is screening Saving Face

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United Muslim Relief at the University of Maryland College Park is screening
Saving Face a film about acid-attack survivors in Pakistan on Monday April
7th at 6PM in the Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union. This is part of
a weeklong series of events entitled Sisters' Week highlighting women's
humanitarian issues around the world.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1481501402069812/
The trailer can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWrk-brFCrY

The Film chronicles the lives of acid-attack survivors in Pakistan as they
attempt to bring their assailants to justice and move on with their lives.
Saving Face Face is a 2011 documentary short film shot in Pakistan about acid
attacks on women. The film is directed by American director Daniel Junge and
Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and follows London-based Pakistani
plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad as he returns to his home country to help
victims of acid violence.

The film also features two women attacked by acid and their struggle for
justice and healing. It is the first film shot in Pakistan and directed by a
Pakistani to win an Oscar. Acid Survivors Foundation of Pakistan, which is
featured in the film, had documented over 100 acid attacks a year in Pakistan
but estimates far more due to lack of reporting. The majority of victims are
women.


Event Date: April 7, 2014
Event Start Time: 6:00 pm
Contact Person: Aisha Hussain
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]

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