The Office for Student Engagement movie screening: “Saving Face”

Photo courtesy of yousaytoo.com
Photo courtesy of yousaytoo.com

By YVONNE TOMEI, Staff Writer

Students and faculty on University of Michigan-Dearborn’s campus will gather together for a Leadership Lens film series next week, on February 12 and 13 in Kochoff Hall B and House of Maize and Blue in the Union at Dearborn.

The series will expose controversial issues throughout the world and after the screening students and staff will be able to share their thoughts and ideas about the film.

Kicking off the series on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. is a film called “Saving Face”, a 2012 Academy Award winning short documentary about South Asian women victimized by acid attacks. Usually it is someone known to the victim that throws the acid in their face ruining their lives.

Surprisingly, these vicious acts of violence are ignored and go unnoticed by authorities. These groups of women have little or no access to reconstructive surgery and because of the attacks are scarred physically and emotionally.

According to Amy Karaban Finley of the Office for Student Engagement, “We found this film extremely interesting to show, students like learning through movies and documentaries, and it provides a lot of information worth discussing.”

If you, or anyone else, is interested in attending either of the “Saving Face” screenings, contact Amy Karaban Finely at akaraban@umich.edu or Lina Abid at labid@umich.edu.