The Pakistani documentary ‘Saving Face’ created by Sharmeen Obaid won Oscar for feature documentary at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday the 26th Feb 2012. In the history of Oscars, it was the 1st time ever that a Pakistani documentary was proposed and won award in 84 years.
Directed by Daniel Junge and produced by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the film accompanies British plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who comes back to his country of origin to assist dupes of acid burns. The film follows one woman as she battles to attend that the culprits of the crime are captive for life.
The documentary contended against “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” a Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson film about a mid-century starlet who opted the church over Hollywood; “The Barber of Birmingham,” a Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday film that follows the life of 85-year-old barber James Armstrong and the bequest of the civil rights movement; James Spione’s war film “Incident in New Baghdad”; and “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” a film by Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen that follows survivors of Japan’s 2011 earthquake and their struggle to find from the wave that crushed their homes and lives.
Following are some more pictorial glimpses of Oscar Award: