Saving Face: Pakistan won its first Oscar Award..!
Sunday, 26 February, 2012
Pakistani filmmaker and first-time Oscar nominee Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
won an Academy Award for her documentary film "Saving Face" on February 26, 2012, which is about acid attack victims. In her acceptance speech, Chinoy dedicated the award to the women of Pakistan. "All the women in Pakistan working for change, don't give up on your dreams, this is for you," she said.Directed by Daniel Junge and produced by Sharmeen Chinoy, the film "Saving Face" follows British plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who returns to his homeland to help victims of acid burns.
Halal-e-Imtiaz to Sharmeen
Oscar Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
received the award for the highest degree of service to the state - Nishan-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan, Mr. Asif Ali Zardari. This ceremony was held in President house in Islamabad on Friday, March 23, 2012.
Sharmeen Obaid is Pakistan's first Oscar nominee
Sharmeen Obaid became the first Pakistani filmmaker to earn an Oscar nomination with her film Saving face, which was nominated in the Documentary, short film category as the Oscar nominations were released on Tuesday.
Saving face, which the Karachi-based filmmaker has co-directed with Daniel Junge, depicts the life of a British Pakistani plastic surgeon who donates his time to heal acid victims in Pakistan.
The film is set to be released in March this year, while the Oscars will be held on February 26.