Acid attack is one of the most terrifying, barbaric methods of revenge. In India, up to several thousand acid attacks are still recorded annually. Most of the victims are women (97% of all cases). The most common cause of the crime is unrequited love or jealousy. The goal of an attacker is to deprive a woman of her face, in the truest sense of the word.
After the attack, a woman experiences not only physical pain, but also a severe psychological trauma, which takes years to work with. The fact is that the help of psychologists is simply absent in some regions of the country, moreover, it is still considered something shameful to consult a psychologist. Unfortunately, many victims can not stand the struggle and take their own lives.
There are a lot of other issues. Indian society is patriarchal. In rural areas girls are considered mostly as beautiful housewives and to lose beautiful face is regarded as the end of the world for a girl and her relatives. The victims of the attacks are being discriminated on the daily basis. Strangers on the streets are saying "it is your fault that men are treating you like that. You made him jealous". They also can't get a proper job despite the fact that some of them are completely capable.
In the project, the girls who found the inner strength to survive and to overcome the nightmare which happened to them pose for portraits and share their memories.