I know there will be an attempt to silence me!
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is one of the most influential filmmakers from Central Asia. Two time winners of the Academy Award for Best Short Documentary, her films tackle some of her country’s most burning issues, such as honor crimes (Saving Face, 2012 Oscar and A Girl In The River, 2016 Oscar), trangender people (Trans- genders : Pakistan’s Open Secret), taliban child soldiers (Children of the Taliban), and sharia law (Song of Lahore). In 2012, Time Magazine included her in their list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2017, she was the first artist invited to chair over the World Economic Forum in Davos. The same year, she received the prestigious Knight International Journalism Award in Washington, for her talent, courage and the profound impact her films have had in Pakistan.
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