Bipin Thingujam ∙ 47 weeks ago
Great one..I must see that Movie. Besides I've heard about the legendary of Banerji Butto. I salute her courage.
Saving Face is a documentary about Pakistani women who have had acid thrown on their faces and body by their husbands or family members.Killing people has now become a norm all over the world , but especially Karachi , the biggest city in Pakistan.I was born and raised there.The political situation has worsened since the last two years. Though I live in Singapore I frequently visit Karachi to meet my family,I never dreamt the extent of cruelty a man is capable of, until I saw this movie.I cried throught the movie, seeing these brave women fighting to exist.They cover themselves totally when they go out, some don't go out at all.I salute these women for their strength of character, imagine their depressionn and loss of identity, they can't look at the mirror to see their distorted features. Our face is something we all accept since birth, imagine staring at yourself in the mirror and seeing a grotesque,twisted shell, all they have left is to just go on with whatever life they can manage, with the reality that something very precious has been snatched from them.The perpretors of this crime will surely live in Hell forever.God is never going to put them in Paradise.It is my strong belief ,I have composed a poem on these women have suffered this fate.This movie has won an Oscar this year,hopefully more people will see it and acknowledge that these horrible things happened.
Imagine for a moment, your face becomes distorted
All it takes is a single splash of acid.
They are totally destroyed, crying about justice,
So many women, so less hope, a broken veneer,
Their lives ended abruptly in the flash of a second,
Dreams destroyed, the will to go on impossible
Nameless faces, broken hearts, destruction within.
No ray of light, no beacon of hope for these poor souls
Time passes on endlessly, maybe they can acheive justice
And accept their current face
I hope God helps them, compensates,
For all the years of suffering, they will gain respect,
It is definitely written in their fate.