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Sharmeen Obaid on the road to Oscar glory

Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has been nominated for an Academy Award for her documentary ‘Saving Face’, co-directed with Daniel Junge, and will be attending the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles scheduled to take place on 26th February.
22nd February: Chinoy will be attending the Academy Awards of Motion Pictures and Sciences Third Annual DOCS’ celebration hosted by Micheal Moore who is an American filmmaker, author, social critic and activist. Nominated filmmakers will participate in a panel discussion, and clips from each of the Oscar nominated documentary features and short subjects for the 84th Academy Awards will be shown.
23rd February: Chinoy along with co-producer Daniel Junge will be interviewed by Chris Miller (comedic writer) for the Shorts Entertainment Network for their documentary ‘Saving Face’.
24th February: The filmmaker will be attending The Fifth Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Soiree hosted by the Academy Award winner and President of Women In Film, Cathy Schulman, Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow, and the Board of Women In Film, Los Angeles.
24th February: Sharmeen will be attending a dinner hosted by the Consul General of Pakistan in Los Angeles.
24th February: She will be attending the 2nd Annual Shorts Awards scheduled to take place the Soho House West Hollywood. The awards will honour the filmmakers of the Oscar nominated shorts- live action, animated and documentaries and will be presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award in Short Film and the Visionary Awards.
25th February: The filmmaker will be attending the International Documentary Associations’ (IDA) at the Writers Guild of America Theater. The general public will view the Oscar nominated documentaries and meet the filmmakers. ‘Saving Face’ will be screened along with other documentaries which have been nominated for an Oscar. Chinoy and Junge will also be present during the question and answer session following the screenings.
26th February: Chinoy will be attending The 84th Academy Awards ceremony. Sharmeen will walk the red carpet with husband Fahad Chinoy wearing a custom made outfit by renowned couturier Bunto Kazmi and will be wearing jewellery exclusively designed for Sharmeen for the occasion by Kiran Aman of Kiran Fine Jewellery. Sharmeen will be attending after Oscar events in an ensemble by Sana Safinaz with exclusive jewellery by Sherezad Rahimtoola.
1st March: The director is a senior TED fellow and will be speaking at the TED U (Ted University) conference in Miami Florida, about the Hundreds of women in Pakistan who are victims of acid violence every year.

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  1. Sumera Nadeem said:

    Well Deserved indeed !
    Congratulations Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Daniel Junge.

  2. abdus salam said:

    'To all the women in Pakistan who are working for change, don't give up on your dreams. This is for Oscar winner, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.
    Such a proud moment for us all, Congratulations!

  3. Sadia said:

    Pakistani women Sharmeen Obaid, we all Pakistani proud of you. Best of Luck….

  4. farah said:

    Congratulation ! Remarkable ,but her outfit was not decent,her dress should be like muslim and pakistani woman.


    Good to know one pakistani got the Oscar keep it up respected Sharmeen

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