Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary on the subject of honour ‘ A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’, has been nominated in the Best Documentary for the short subject category.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 14, 2016
#Pakistan we are going to the#oscars
— Sharmeen Obaid (@sharmeenochinoy) January 14, 2016
PM Nawaz has invited Chinoy to the PM house of the first screen of ” A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”
“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”, Facebook status of Prime Minister Office said.
In collaboration with Home Box Office (HBO), Sharmeen follows the life of an 18-year-old girl in A Girl in the River’, where she depicts the girl who is a survivor of an honour killing attempt- the burning issue in Pakistan, more specifically in tribal and illiterate regions, where more than a 1,000 women fall victim to this practice each year, usually at the hands of their own elders.
The documentary, which portrays the plight of oppressed women, is quite close to the maker’s personal life.
“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness is a film that resonates with me deeply. It’s a film about the kinds of choices we women have in the world and how our lives are impacted by the decisions taken by others,” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy expressed.