A cruel acid attack leaves a teenager facing the loss of her sight, looks and, identity.
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In a story of courage and hope, Reporter Giles Duly meets Shumi Akhtar, a young acid attack victim trying to rebuild her life. Shumi hasn’t left Dhaka’s Acid Survivors Foundation, a remarkable clinic, or the floor on which she’s housed, since she arrived eight months ago. After such a long period of seclusion the inspirational clinic staff, many of whom are also survivors, start to fear for her mental health. They know that to survive, Shumi needs to face her fear and, go outside.
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