Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Sharmeen's work centres around human rights and women’s issues and she has worked with refugees and marginalised communities from Saudi Arabia to Syria and from Timor Leste to the Philippines. She got the Academy Award and Emmy Award for Best Documentary this year for her film Saving Face. She has been quoted as one of 100 most influential people in the world by Times Mag. Saving Face, if you don't know it already, is about Pakistan's acid-violence problem. Its one of the most heart-wrenching movies one could see. Its truly worth looking into. Her film not only brings light to an issue that is burnt down by the Muslim society but she is also symbolic for the country. She is the first one to bring an academy award to Pakistan ever, to a country that's always founded reported negatively in media. Sharmeen lectures frequently about her experiences as a journalist and film-maker.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a film producer and journalist who has worked on 14 films for major networks in the United States and Britain. Her films include Children of the Taliban