The Survivors at Thikana Rehabilitation Home
Acid throwing is aparticularly vicious and damaging form of violence(mostly against women) in Bangladesh, with cases alsodocumented in Pakistan and parts of Africa. An acidattack consists of throwing acid at the victim for thesole purpose of burning, disfiguring and traumatizing.Acid is most commonly and cheaply obtained fromsources selling acid for car batteries.
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This project has grown into a video documentaryproject called Babli's Say. Babli's Say will be adocumentary portrait of Babli, a feisty 5-year oldgirl who has survived an acid attack in Bangladesh (inphoto 7). Affectionately referred to as "the bird,"Babli personifies the vision and hope that violenceagainst girls and women in Bangladesh could end.Babli's predicament and future embody an importantnexus--the effects of globalization on local activistmovements and the impact of foreign aid on the livesof individuals
Using real-time footage, interviews with activists,other survivors, and Babli herself, Babli's Say willuse one person's journey to highlight larger issuessurrounding the anti-acid violence campaign.