Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
- Documentary Filmmaker, SOC Films, Pakistan
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning documentary ?lmmaker. She has made over a dozen ?lms in over 10 countries around the world. Her films include “Children of the Taliban”, “The Lost Generation” (about Iraqi exiles) and “Afghanistan Unveiled”. Obaid-Chinoy has filmed and worked with refugees, women's advocacy groups and human rights defenders. By bringing their voices to the outside world, she has often helped them bring about a critical change in their community. In 2012, Time Magazine included her in the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most in?uential people in the world. Obaid-Chinoy helped found the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, a non-profit, volunteer organization that fosters and promotes community-wide interest in the culture and history of Pakistan. Citizens Archive works with thousands of children, teaching critical thinking skills and instilling a sense of pride about their history and identity.