When Directing Can Be Dangerous

▶ An Interview With Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy



Documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made history in 2012 when she became the first Pakistani to win an Oscar for her documentary Saving Face. She won her second Oscar in 2015 for her film A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. She won an Emmy for her 2010 documentary Pakistan: Children of the Taliban, and to date she has made more than a dozen films in more than ten countries.


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Photo by Bina Khan

Obaid-Chinoy’s work centers on women’s issues and human rights, and in the spring of 2014, she ...

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