Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the powerhouse activist, journalist and filmmaker of Pakistan that stunned and amazed us in 2012 by making the impossible a possible for all the Pakistani folks. Yes, we are talking about the Oscar entry in our homeland for the first time ever in history through the victory of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy winning the 84th Oscar Awards 2012 for her documentary “Saving Face”.
This year, she sustained the prior trend of carrying Oscar again in Pakistan and made every Pakistan feel gratified. The Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is shining in her Oscar glory these days as she is the leading lady from the ‘Subcontinent’ who really took the headlines by storm. Her film ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ won the best documentary short award at the 88th Academy Awards and this is her second win, having previously bagged the trophy in the same category in 2012 for her short documentary ‘Saving Face’.
After receiving her award on the eve of 28th February 2016, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made a potent speech at the Oscars. Rather than just using the podium to stream thanks note, she availed the opportunity to pour her heart out about the topic of her film i.e. honour killings. The practice where men kill their own female family members for ‘dishonoring’ them, typically by having relationships they disapprove. She fluently said during her speech:
This is what happens when determined women get together.
She portrayed the true story and won the hearts all over the world even our Government congratulated her and promised that they will work to end the illegal practice.
We hope that she will keep on waving the Pakistani Flag on global level by her determinations of exploring not only the negative facets of our country but also the positivity lying inside this beautiful land.