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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Scores Another Oscar Nomination
Source: nytlive.nytimes.com
Published: Jan 15, 2016

Pakistani journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s another 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.

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness is a story of an 18 year old girl who is a survivor of an honour killing attempt.

Source: aaj.tv
Source: aaj.tv

“I am delighted that A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness has been nominated for an Academy Award. This film and its message is incredibly important to me. Honor killings affect hundreds of women in Pakistan every year and I hope that the film and its message will catalyze awareness and action around this crisis, igniting change for women and help put an end to this tragic abuse of human rights” Sharmeen said.

She further added:

“This is an opportunity for Pakistan to acknowledge that it has a problem and to address it with urgency because there is no honor in an honor killing. We will send out a strong message that this heinous crime is not a part our culture or religion.”

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also congratulated Sharmeen for the award nomination.

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Previously, Sharmeen’s documentary ‘Saving Face’ had won 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012.