Best Colorado Showing at the Oscars (2012)

Daniel Junge

You don't have to live in Hollywood to walk the red carpet. Back in 1997, Donna Dewey took the prize for Best Documentary, Short Subject, with A Story of Healing. And this year, Colorado-based filmmaker Daniel Junge, who focuses on stories of social justice, repeated that feat, winning an Oscar for Saving Face, his documentary about a doctor devoted to helping women scarred by acid attacks in Pakistan. In a surreal moment, the actresses from Bridesmaids presented the award to Junge and his co-director, Pakistani Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Long story short, it was a big win for social justice, for Junge — and for the Colorado film community.

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