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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, graduate of PPF journalism training programme, wins her second Oscar

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy a graduate of six-week journalism training programme organised by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) won her second Academy Award on 28th February for her film ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ in the category of Best Documentary (Short Subject). The film is about a 19-year-old Pakistani girl who survives an attempted […]

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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 appointed honorary ambassador of blood safety

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Islamabad: To promote the national blood safety programme in Pakistan, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been appointed as the ‘Honorary Ambassador for Blood Safety’ by the Government of Pakistan. The announcement was made by Prof. Hasan Abbas Zaheer, National Coordinator, Safe Blood Transfusion Programme. As ‘Honorary Ambassador,’ Ms. Chinoy will promote the culture of voluntary blood donation […]

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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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Saving Face screened to highlight issue of gender violence

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KARACHI: For a long time women’s rights have remained on the back-burner, with progress usually restricted to specific professions, socio-economic classes, and of course nationalities. However, with recent publicity being generated internationally about the necessity of gender equity, no longer can one escape being part of this debate. To commemorate the ‘16 Days Of Activism […]

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Film screening: UN raises human rights awareness through cinematography

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Islamabad – A series of events under the theme “Human Rights through Cinematography” kicked off with the screening of Spanish film “Sabogal” at the Swiss Ambassador’s residence on Saturday evening. The Swiss Embassy and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) hosted the screening. While explaining the theme of the film, Swiss Ambassador Marc P George […]

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UN panel discusses role of media in development

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ISLAMABAD: To discuss the role of the media in development and the problems faced by journalists when talking about such issues, Bahria University hosted a seminar titled ‘Communications and Development: women in the media, documentary-making and photo-journalism’ as part of the United Nations’ (UN) 70th anniversary celebrations. The seminar was structured around three panels with […]

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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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‘Song of Lahore’ to premiere at film festival

NEW YORK: The “Song of Lahore” documentary will be featured at the opening ceremonies of International Tribecca film festival which begins in New York on Saturday. The musical group Sachal Studios of Lahore arrived in New York on Friday to attend the premiere of the documentary featuring the Song of Lahore directed by Academy Award-winner […]

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‘If the door doesn’t open, you haven’t kicked it hard enough’

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KARACHI: For a leading filmmaker finding a new generation of real-life heroes strewn across society has turned out to be a real task — the task of her life — and her job to amplify their voices is the only way to keep hope alive for Pakistan. “We don’t talk to each other; we scream […]

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