Sharmeen Chinoy says Saving Face will be launched in Pakistan after Urdu dubbing
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the first ever Pakistani to win an Oscar award, said on Saturday that the award winning short documentary film “Saving Face” will be soon launched in Pakistan, but only after being dubbed in Urdu, the national language of the country.
While addressing a press conference in a local hotel on his return home, Sharmeen said that bringing an Oscar to the country is an achievement and honour for her. The elegant lady was warmly welcomed upon her arrival after winning the first ever Academy
Award for Pakistan.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a doctor by profession, won her country its first Oscar for a 52-minute documentary film "Saving Face", at the Academy Awards on February 26, 2012.
The documentary is all about acid attacks on women in Pakistan. The film follows survivors fighting to bring their attackers to justice. It also focuses on the work of British Pakistani plastic surgeon Mohammad Jawad, who helped the survivors restore their
faces and lives and also on the efforts of social workers to rehabilitate the acid survivors.
According to a survey, the acid attacks disfigure around 200 women a year in Pakistan. The team behind the film is now planning to launch a campaign to raise awareness about acid attacks and strengthen legislation against the violence.
Upon arrival, she said Oscar has arrived here adding that she was feeling great to be in Pakistan. She greeted the nation for this glory.
The film will be released in London in April this year, followed by dubbing in Urdu for release in Pakistan, added the Oscar winner.
However, she did make it clear that "Saving Face" would be released in Pakistan only after the victim women who have worked in the film will be assured protection by the government of Pakistan.
Miss Chinoy said that she would make efforts to work on such social welfare projects in future as well.