Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a Pakistani film-maker, journalist and activist known for her work in highlighting inequality with women. Winner of numerous awards, Sharmeen was honoured with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian honour of the country, by the Government of Pakistan in 2012 and is the only woman to win two Oscars by the age of 37.
Every year hundreds of people – mostly women – are attacked with acid in Pakistan. This documentary follows several survivors, their fight for justice and a Pakistani plastic surgeon who has returned to his homeland to help them restore their faces and their lives. Winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
An honest and at times disturbing documentary. After narrowly surviving an attempted honour killing, she must maintain the status quo of her village by making peace with her attempted murderers – her own family. Winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
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