Case Studies

Chour Sreya

Sreya is a survivor of acid violence profiled in Finding Face who has become an outspoken advocate for the rights of acid survivors in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Since being blinded in the attack, she has learned Braile and English, become a massage therapist, gotten married and had her first child. She continues to be a key breadwinner for her extended family. She hopes one day to start her own business running a massage therapy clinic in Phnom Penh.

Sre Pou

Sre Pou is a pseudonym. This survivor was attacked after her brother was involved in a traffic accident and could not pay the full amount of compensation demanded by the victim’s family. Despite numerous operations in Cambodia, she feels stigmatized by society at large and lives a deeply reclusive life choosing to go out only when necessary and usually at night. Pou dreams of a day when she can walk through the streets of Phnom Penh without fear.

Tat Marina

Marina is perhaps the most famous survivor of acid violence perpetrated in Southeast Asia. Since immigrating to the United States for medical treatment she has worked to learn English, adjust to life in a new country and provide support to her extended family overseas. Marina dreams of completing her GED and attending college.

If you would like to learn more about Marina or Sreya, communicate with them, or become involved in helping them to improve their quality of life, please email the filmmakers at spinfilm@gmail.com.

Marina is available and interested in attending screenings of Finding Face in order to engage in dialogue about her experience and the larger issue of acid violence.