Pakistani documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will deliver the annual Global Distinguished Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in the Harrison Auditorium of Penn Museum, 33rd and Spruce streets.
“Saving Face” tells the story of two Pakistani women and their fight for justice after surviving horrific and scarring acid attacks. Tickets are free and available online at http://globaldistinguishedlecture.eventbrite.com/#.
A recipient of Academy and Emmy awards for her incisive documentaries, Obaid-Chinoy was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2012. More information about the filmmaker is at http://sharmeenobaidfilms.com/.
Previous Global Distinguished Lecturers include Shirin Ebadi, Kelly Grimshaw, Robert Kaplan and Nancy Scheper-Hughes.
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