Reader: Saving Face Oscar win hits close to home
Saving Face may be set in Pakistan, but the crew behind the film is from Colorado -- and they brought an Oscar back to this state after winning the best short documentary award.
The team included co-directors Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, producer Allison Greenberg, editor/producer Davis Coombe and Dr. Mohammad Jawad, the doctor the crew followed around Pakistan as he helped women whose faces had been disfigured in acid attacks. "To say it is surreal is an understatement," Greenberg wrote in her Academy Awards recap here.
And the ripples of that win continue. The filmmakers are now on the festival circuit, showing Saving Face (which was on HBO last night); meanwhile, here at home, the Oscar bolsters Colorado's reputation as a place where movies can actually be made.
And then there are the smaller touches, as Coworker reveals here:
Coombe's mom works where I do. The picture of her holding the award and her son is hanging on the frig of our breakroom.