Saturday, July 14, 2012

All eyes on Oscar: Good Luck Sharmeen! - By: Sanna Nasser Sheikh

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Washington: The Oscar Awards has never been an important event for Pakistan since its citizen Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been nominated for her appealing documentary based on violence against woman.
Saving Faces, a 52-minute documentary, directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Daniel Jung has been shortlisted as one of only eight documentaries from across the globe for the Best Documentary, Short Subject as announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

The film chronicling the work of a British Pakistani plastic surgeon, Dr Mohammad Jawad focuses on his work to perform reconstructive surgery on women who have been victims of acid throwing.
It was filmed entirely in Pakistan in the Seraiki belt as well as in Rawalpindi, Karachi, Islamabad and its outskirts.

Saving Face not only showcases the plight of hundreds of women across Pakistan who fall victim to acid violence each year, but it brings hope how the incidents were opposed in the Pakistani society and caused to transform into legislation after parliament passed a bill on domestic violence.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker who has worked on 14 films for major networks in the United States and Britain, including CNN, PBS, Channel 4 (U.K.) CBC, Arte and the Discovery channel.

Amongst other honors, her work has earned her an International Emmy Award in the Current Affairs category, The Alfred I. Dupont Award, The Livingston Award, The Overseas Press Club Award, The American Women in Radio and Television Award, The One World Media Award, and the Banff TV Rockie Award.

All eyes on Oscar Awards’ ceremony as people love watching a fellow Pakistan gaining fame and reputation on Red Carpet of the biggest recognition event of the world today.

Today we do wish that the first Pakistani will receive an Oscar Award in front of 40 million audience at Hollywood and Highland Center. Good Luck Sharmeen!.

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