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Cake selected for Oscar nomination

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KARACHI- The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee, chaired by two-time Academy Award and Emmy winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, has selected ‘Cake’ to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the ‘Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 91st Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will choose the final nominees for all award categories […]

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Sharmeen does it again

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HOLLYWOOD: A documentary about a Pakistani girl shot in the face by her family won an Oscar on Sunday, after helping persuade the government to commit it would fight “honour killings” in the country. ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ won the Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary (Short Subject) […]

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Sharmeen bags nomination, India out of Oscars race

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Film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has bagged yet another Oscar nomination while all Indian entries have been ruled out of the race. Her documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness has been nominated in the short subject category of best documentary for the 88th Academy Awards. The announcement was made on Thursday evening by […]

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Oscar winner shares her experience of working in conflict zones

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KARACHI: As part of a series of live conversations with some of the biggest and brightest figures in Pakistan, DawnTalks hosted its third conversation with Pakistan’s only Oscar winner, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, on Monday. The session was held at the newly-constructed auditorium at the IBA and hosted by journalist Madeeha Syed. It was a closed-door event […]

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‘Song of Lahore’ debuts at Tribeca Film Festival

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NEW YORK – “Songs of Lahore”, a documentary directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistan’s first Oscar winner, and Andy Schocken, an American filmmaker, has made an impressive debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, a major Spring event. The documentary’s premier was attended by a number of film personalities. Arianna Hiffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington […]

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Zinda Bhaag — ushering in a new era for Pakistani cinema

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Zinda Bhaag will not win the Oscar. Not because it is not good enough, but because it is impossible for its nuance, humour and wit to be translated into English. The very thing that will make it a sensation in Pakistan and India will work against it at the Academy: its authentic voice that speaks […]

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