Playing soccer is hard. Playing soccer when you are a girl living in a poor Chicago neighborhood is even harder. Documentary filmmaker Maria Finitzo focuses on the life skills of three players who have a lot going on off the field in “In the Game.”
The co-director of the Oscar-winning documentary film talks about ongoing efforts on behalf of acid-attack victims. The movie still hasn’t been shown in Pakistan, but directors are working on public-service ads for the country.
A survivor of an acid attack recalls the slow, painful stages of recovery it took to turn her into a counselor for others. Acid attacks are punishable by death now in Bangladesh, but new victims continue needing her help.