Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has become the first Pakistani to ever get a nomination for Oscar Awards. Her short film titled “Saving Face” has been nominated for “Documentary, Short Film” category. She has already won an Emmy Award in 2010 for her short film named “Pakistan: Children of the Taliban”.
Sharmeen is keeping her fingers crossed and is expecting to win the Oscar this year for Pakistan for her short film ‘Saving Face’ which depicts the life and instances of a British Pakistani plastic surgeon who donates his time to heal the acid victims in Pakistan. The film has been co-directed with Daniel Junge and will release in March of this year.
“It is a positive story about Pakistani women on two different accounts: it portrays how a Pakistani British doctor comes to treat them and it discusses the decision of the Pakistani parliament to pass a bill on acid violence in great detail,”
We wish her all the best for her short film’s release and we hope she wins the Oscar for Pakistan this year.