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Friday, February 15, 2013

Oscar-winning Screening at Basin City Arts Center

Wyoming Humanities Council 

1315 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82070

(307) 721-9243

Contact: Sheila Bricher-Wade

(307) 721-9246




The Wyoming Humanities Council is hosting a free screening of the Oscar winning Best Documentary Short Film Saving Face at the Basin City Arts Center on Friday, March 15, in Basin. There will be a short reception following the film, and the audience will have the opportunity discuss the film and other works with University of Wyoming Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, Bonnie Zare. The film and discussion are free and open to the public and are presented in conjunction with the Wyoming Humanities Council’s Giving Voice: A Wyoming Listening Project initiative.

Saving Face explores the stories of two Pakistani women, disfigured by acid attacks by their husbands, as they undergo surgery at the hands of Dr. Mohammad Jawad, a Karachi-born London plastic surgeon who regularly returns to his homeland to help victims of acid attacks.  The film also follows efforts by members of the Pakistani Parliament to pass legislation establishing severe punishment for those convicted of acid attacks.  Inspiring on many levels, the film leaves us to ponder the work that needs to be done to bring women to positions of respect and equality, throughout the world. For more information about the Wyoming Humanities Council, call (307) 721-9243 or visit         


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