Salaam Pakistan Film Festival: Saving Face + A Girl In The River (15)

Midlands Arts Centre | Cannon Hill Park | Birmingham | B12 9QH

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a Pakistani film-maker, journalist and activist known for her work in highlighting inequality with women. Winner of numerous awards, Sharmeen was honoured with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian honour of the country, by the Government of Pakistan in 2012 and is the only woman to win two Oscars by the age of 37.

Saving Face + A Girl In The River (15)

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a Pakistani film-maker, journalist and activist known for her work in highlighting inequality with women. Winner of numerous awards, Sharmeen was honoured with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian honour of the country, by the Government of Pakistan in 2012 and is the only woman to win two Oscars by the age of 37.

Saving Face

Obaid-Chinoy explores the harrowing issue of acid attacks that claim hundreds of victims in Pakistan and elsewhere each year. Saving Face follows the empowering quest of several young women survivors as they fight for justice and one Pakistani plastic surgeon who has returned to his homeland to dedicate his life to help save faces and lives. Winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

In this 2016 Oscar winning film Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy depicts the true story of a young woman who survives an honour killing attempt. Making it out of a river alive she tries to rebuild her life and take her own family to court for the attempted murder. Through this journey the woman finds hope, but at the same time the struggle for reconciliation and justice is a longer road. Winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).

MAC Cinema | Wednesday 27 March | 6.30 pm | 15 | Subtitled

Salaam Pakistan Film Festival, is the first ever small but mighty touring film programme taking place across the North of England and the Midlands; coming to Manchester, Birmingham, Rochdale, Oldham, Halifax, Leeds and Bradford.

Supported by: BFI Audience Fund, BFI Film Audience Network, Film Hub North, Film Hub Midlands, Rangoonwala Foundation and the British Pakistan Foundation.
For more information visit – www.salaampakistanfilm.com

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Lakeer + Q&A with Ali Adalat (Writer) | Sunday 24 March | 2pm

Josh + Q&A with Iram Parveen Bilal | Saturday 30 March | 6pm

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Midlands Arts Centre | Cannon Hill Park | Birmingham | B12 9QH

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