Monday, February 27, 2012

Oscar is coming home.

Of course, I am supper psyched and why not Pakistan's   'Saving Face' by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won the Oscar's  " Best Documentary Short Award ."

This is first ever  Pakistani film have been nominated and now  Oscar is coming home .

The documentary is about  two women : Rukhsana and Zakia ___victims of acid burns,and Pakistani-British plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who came back to Pakistan and did   reconstructive surgery on these survivors  .

Chinoy dedicated the award to all the heroes working on the ground in Pakistan ,and on happy note she said :

“All the women in Pakistan working for change, don’t give up on your dreams, this is for you.”


  1. How nice! Love the proud of who you are and may women of your country continue to work towards their dreams for a better future for all.
    Much love. xx

  2. Congrats!
    Nice inspiring words!
    I'll try to find this documentary and watch it.

    Miss Starshiny

  3. Yayyyy :) a well-deserved win!

  4. wow congrats, very nice!
    wish you a wonderful day.
    lovely greets
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

  5. yay! Oscar is coming home!
    We all are so proud of her

  6. What a wonderful story! A well deserved Oscar.

  7. Good for all Pakistani women and for your country! Congratulations!

  8. I don't know who are they buy I wish that I could watch this movie!

  9. i cant wait to go home
    and watch them! i missed them
    yesterday !!

    MELINA ♥

  10. When this Oscar was announced I thought of you, my new friend. I suspected you would be pleased. I was pleased also when this film won. Have a great day.

  11. Congrats and thanks for putting the news here, I'll try to watch the short film. And yeah, to all pakistani women and all wome around the world, don't stop dreaming! Lovely notes

  12. Hi, Congratulations!!!:) Thanks for sharing..:)

  13. oh wow..they truly deserve it sis and same here I will also be proud..congratulations to them and to all of you and yes don't give up on our dreams..passing by ;)

  14. I can understand why you are so happy about this Oscar. Congratulations.

  15. How lovely, Izdiher. Love the message to all women of Pakistan "don't give up on your dreams." It's a great message for all of us to remember too.

  16. Tagged you in a post:

    Would love for you to play along!

    ♥ Duckie.

  17. Hey, Pak-Girl!
    That your country has something else to smile about is good news.

    And...I am one of many(?) who is aware of wanted and deserved change in the role of women in Eastern countries.

    I wonder if you'd consider writing a blog post with the possibilities for change. Your viewpoint is always interesting, timely, and succinctly written.

    Again, I am glad you are smiling over the recognition from Hollywood, and the honor of winning an Oscar!


    (sigh) I see, you still have these stupid--grin! words for verification...well, "To Each His Own", name of a song.

  18. ahhh..i must watch the documentary film..but how? o_O?? very interesting

  19. Oh Congratulations izi:) A small narration by u abt d documentary sounds interesting.. Hmm lokking forward to watch dis documentary..

  20. It's about time the Ghoras recognize that we are a nation who won't just give up and crawl back into their trap. :)

  21. How cool is that?! :) Love Chinoy's comment too!

  22. Congrats Pakistani Larkio(including me) maza aagaya hy yaar! thanks to sharmeen :)

  23. i saw it live and i was soo happy because you will happy too . i knew you will write a post about it .

    soo happy for pakestan ... hooray
    <3 <3

  24. Hello Izdiher =) I hadnt red Chinoi's comment but it is quite interesting, definitely, and it could be applied to all women around the world: dont give up the fight, there are a lot of things to do yet.

    Congrats for Pakistan =)