New Yorkers applaud Pakistani documentary

March 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) Oscar-winning Pakistani documentary “Saving Face” has been screened in New York and was well-received, it was reported here.

Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s documentary about acid attacks on women received resounding applause Monday night from a packed-to-capacity crowd following its screening in the Asia Society auditorium, Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

The 40-minute film is set to premier in the US March 8.

It focuses on the work of Pakistani British plastic surgeon Muhammad Jawad, who travelled to Pakistan to perform reconstructive surgery on women who have been victims of acid throwing, mostly by their husbands.

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