In Finding Face, filmmakers Skye Fitzgerald and Patti Duncan present a startling portrait of a young woman's life forever altered by an inhuman crime. While difficult to witness, this film’s harrowing story is deeply important to acknowledge.
Its slow and measured pace seems to gnaw at the soul as it reminds us that the survivor has waited for years, and continues to wait, for a life without fear and world that is just.
Tat Marina was once a beautiful and rising karaoke star in Cambodia. Today she is a survivor of an acid attack that took place more than 10 years ago. While many faced with the same fate hide their disfigured and transformed selves, others, like Marina, continue their lives in the public eye to spread awareness about the violence they have endured, and the violence others may still face. While justice has not been served for Tat Marina, like the many similar cases in post-genocidal Cambodia, in this documentary Marina and her family speak out publicly about the unmentionable—the dehumanizing effects of acid attacks—and express the need for the perpetrators of these crimes to be held accountable. Though their voices are quiet and strained with pain, they are unwavering, and heralded in Finding Face as a courageous call for the protection of human rights.