Karachi– U.S. Consulate Basic Karachi showcased Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s 2012 Academy Award-winning movie “Saving Face” as a part of its “16 Days of Activism In opposition to Gender-based Violence.” The marketing campaign, held globally November 25 to December 10 annually, attracts consideration to problems with racism, sexism, cultures of violence, homophobia, human rights and, particularly, ending gender-based violence in opposition to women and girls.
“We’re very lucky to have with us in the present day a film-maker of Sharmeen’s stature,” stated U.S. Consul Basic Brian Heath. “Every year in Pakistan, greater than 100 girls are victims of acid assaults. This merciless and harsh follow should cease, as should the intensive and all too frequent violence in opposition to girls and women. We, too, in america took far too lengthy to start to handle the problem of violence in opposition to girls and women. That’s the reason U.S. Consulate Basic Karachi is so supportive of the 16 Days of Activism In opposition to Gender-based Violence marketing campaign. That is one thing that all of us must work on collectively.”
“Saving Face” chronicles the lives of acid-attack survivors Zakia and Rukhsana as they try to deliver their assailants to justice and transfer on with their lives. Nongovernmental organizations and sympathetic policy-makers assist the ladies of their efforts. Likewise, Islamic Assist plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad returned to Pakistan to offer medical help, lawyer Sarkar Abbasstakes on Zakia’s case and feminine politician MarviMemon advocates for brand spanking new laws to raised defend girls and women.
About Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is an Academy Award and an Emmy Award profitable documentary filmmaker targeted on human rights and ladies’s points. Her most up-to-date work contains documentary options “Track of Lahore” and “A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers.” Up to now 15 years, Sharmeen has remodeled a dozen movies in additional than 10 international locations. She gained the 2012 Academy Award for Finest Brief Documentary and 2013 Emmy for “Saving Face,”and a 2010 Emmy for “Pakistan’s Taliban Era/Youngsters of the Taliban.”