Published On: Sat, Jan 16th, 2016

Sharmeen’s documentary nominated for Oscar



Well, it’s good news for Pakistan to be nominated for the Oscar Award. Yes, an eminent lady from Pakistan Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness has been nominated in the Best Documentary, Short subject category for the 88th Academy Awards.

It was proclaimed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which is much commonly known as The Oscars, because of taking place on 28 February 2016.

She has earlier won the Academy Award, which was the initial Pakistan’s Oscar Award, for her documentary Saving Face in 2012 at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

She is single among eleven female directors who have ever won an Oscar for a non-fiction movie. Stirred by her valor and the innumerable sufferers of tribute crimes in Pakistan, she has also initiated, The Price of Forgiveness, an Anti-Honor Killing Campaign.

The PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, also congratulated Sharmeen for the nominations of Academy Award.

It was stated from PM’s Office as:

“Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has invited Ms. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy to the Prime Minister’s House for the first screening of her film nominated for the Academy Awards. The country’s leading opinion makers from different segments of society, academics, and intellectuals will also be invited to the screening.”

PM’s statement illustrates that he invited Sharmeen at PM House to display the Oscar-nominated movie

It was reported that PM quoted that the topic of nominated movie goes around honor killings, which shows numerous sections of Pakistani society, putting on that  Chinoy’s observation could demonstrate very helpful in this link.

The primer further stated about the government’s assurance to clear Pakistan of the evil of honor killings by applying suitable legislation.

The country’s leading attitude creators from diverse sections of society, academics, and thinkers will also be asked to the screening.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.