Dancing with Dolly

Dolly is nearing her 15th birthday. She’s funny, mischievous and passionate about dancing, but she wasn’t always like this. Her life had been forced down a much darker path, when at the age of 12 she was attacked with acid. Her face and parts of her body were permanently scarred. She thought that she would spend the rest of her life at her family home and behind a veil, too ashamed to show her face in public. Her mother reached out to a small cafe called ‘Sheroes Hangout’, which is run by other acid attack survivors. With their help and guidance, Dolly has found the energy and determination to enjoy her life again, and the courage to chase her dreams.
Her family and friends at Sheroes, reflect on a changing society that is waking up to the atrocities of these attacks and beginning to fight them with new laws and harsher sentences. Survivors turned fighters, who have realized the power of their inner beauty, speak out and fight for others who have been ostracized and left with little hope. Inspiring and encouraging not only acid attack survivors but people from all walks of life.


Originally from Lebanon, Charbel grew up in London and later lived in Barcelona where he studied Film Production. Before leaving Spain, he wrote and directed his first feature film “Dancing Dogs” in 2012, which premiered at the prestigious Sitges Fantastic Film Festival.His journey continued in Tokyo, where he turned his attention to documentary, making his first short docu. “Jibiki for Suzuki-Kun” which is in it’s final stages of post production. “Dancing With Dolly” was his next major project. A feature length documentary about a young girl in Agra, India, who survived an acid attack at the age of 12.

Country
India
Year
2016
Length
72'
Original Language
Hindi
Directed By
Charbel Bou-Antoun
Produced by
Charbel Bou-Antoun
Edited by
Charbel Bou-Antoun
Sound
Barthelemy Bayona
Camera
Charbel Bou-Antoun
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