Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Pakistan's Sharmeen bags her second Oscar for a girl in the river

Photo: AP

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a journalist, activist and filmmaker from Pakistan, known for her heart moving documentaries about social injustices, specially against women, bagged her second Oscar award at the 88th annual awards ceremony.

Her Oscar winning documentary "A girl in the river: The Price of Forgiveness." The documentary is about the on honour killings and follows the story of a teenage girl shot in the face by her own family.

Chinoy in her heart moving Oscar speech praised “all the brave men out there, like my father and my husband, who push women to go to school and work and who want a more just society for women.”

Watch her powerful speech after receiving her Oscar:

Oscar 2016: Sharmeen Obaid wins
Congrats Sharmeen Obaid winning #Oscar for A Girl in the river!
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She had earlier won the Oscar for her documentary "Saving Face" in 1984 - the first ever Oscar for Pakistan.

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