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Academy Award-winning filmmaker of A Girl in the River

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is an Academy Award and an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. In the past 15 years, she has made over a dozen multi-award winning films in over 10 countries around the world. Her films include Song of Lahore, Saving Face, Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret and Pakistan’s Taliban Generation. Her work has aired on channels spanning 4 continents including, HBO, CNN, PBS, Channel 4, CBC, Arte, SBS and the Discovery channel. Her film, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness recently won the 2016 Academy Award for Best documentary - short subject.

In 2012, Time Magazine included Sharmeen in their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2013, the Canadian government awarded her a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the field of documentary films, and the World Economic Forum honored her with a Crystal Award at their annual summit in Davos.