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5:37 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Wyoming-born filmmaker wins an Oscar, sheds light on tragedies in Pakistan

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Daniel Junge, a film-maker who grew up in Cheyenne, just won an Oscar for his documentary “Saving Face.” This film takes place in Pakistan and focuses on the disturbing phenomenon of men throwing acid on women’s faces. The victims are scarred for life. Their faces are often totally disfigured. And most of them feel that because of that, their lives are ruined. Willow Belden spoke with Junge about the film, and he says the perpetrators of acid attacks are often the women’s husbands, or discouraged suitors.