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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pakistani Women Acid-Burned by Their Husbands Fear Oscar-Winning Film Will Now Be Shown in Their Homeland

Posted by on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Um, yeah. This is a case where the art, regardless of how good it is, should be stopped from being seen.

Two Pakistani women who were attacked with acid by their husbands agreed to be part of a small film. They had no idea it would become an Oscar.

Now the filmmakers want to show the film in Pakistan, and the women fear for their lives.

They may even have to file an injunction.



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terrence 1
the very LEAST they could do is blur the womens faces and alter their voices.
Posted by terrence on May 24, 2012 at 9:57 AM · Report this
Knat 2
Sounds like fantastic grounds for asylum, IMHO, if they wish to apply for it. I know that would mean leaving their friends and family, but it would keep them alive, at least.
Posted by Knat on May 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM · Report this
starsandgarters 3
Wow, those filmmakers totally respected their subjects, didn't they?
Posted by starsandgarters on May 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM · Report this
Badger 4
Some of those women are still married to the men who threw acid on them - they are right to demand that it not be shown.
Posted by Badger on May 24, 2012 at 10:31 AM · Report this
Canadian Nurse 5
How could you make a film like that and not first and foremost care about the safety of your subjects? I'm disgusted.
Posted by Canadian Nurse on May 24, 2012 at 11:22 AM · Report this
How about give the women a choice: They can stay in Pakistan and the film will not be shown, or the can get asylum for themselves and their children, get the hell out of Pakistand and then the film will be released there.
Posted by Lynx on May 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM · Report this
Needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.
Posted by Central Scrutinizer on May 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this

You can't fight ignorance. Don't show the film.
Posted by balmontguy on May 24, 2012 at 4:05 PM · Report this

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