British Pakistani plastic surgeon is in the limelight in Oscar winning film
A FILM about a British plastic surgeon has won the Oscar for documentary short at the 84th Academy Awards yesterday.
The documentary called Saving Face directed by by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, follows women survivors of acid attacks and those who help them recover.
The main focus of the documentary is on British Pakistani plastic surgeon Mohammad Jawad who returned to his homeland to help restore their faces and lives.
"Daniel and I want to dedicate this award to all the heroes working on the ground in Pakistan including Dr. Mohammad Jawad who's here with us today," said Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, referring to her co-director Daniel Junge.
Jawad was the plastic surgeon "working on rehabilitating all these women, Rukhsana and Zakia who are our main subjects of the film, whose resilience and bravery in the face of such adversity is admirable," she added.
She also paid tribute to "all the women in Pakistan who are working for change - don't give up on your dreams. This is for you."
*For more on this story get a copy of this weeks Eastern Eye, out this Friday.
Picture: Dr Mohammad Jawad
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