شرمین عبید چنائے
Obaid-Chinoy at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2013
12 November 1978 |
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Urdu: شرمین عبید چنائے; born 12 November 1978) is a Pakistani journalist and filmmaker. She won an Academy Award and two Emmy Awards for her documentaries Pakistan's Taliban Generation in 2010 and Saving Face in 2012. Her Oscar win for Best Documentary for Saving Face made her the first Pakistani to win an Academy Award. She is also the first non-American to win the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
On 23 March 2012, Pakistan's president conferred the highest civilian award, the Hilal-e-Imtiaz, on Obaid-Chinoy for bringing honor to Pakistan as a filmmaker. Time magazine named Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2012. Sharmeen was ranked 37th on Desiclub.com’s list of the 50 Coolest Desis of 2009.
On April 19, 2015, Song of Lahore Directed and produced by her and Andy Schocken premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was the Runner Up to the Tribeca Audience Choice Award. In September 2015, Broad Green Pictures acquired the U.S distribution rights to Song of Lahore announcing the release of the film in select cinemas in the U.S. In October 2015 the film was submitted for consideration in the documentary feature category for the 2016 Oscars stated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Song of Lahore European Premiere was at the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) from 18 to 29 November 2015. The film had its Middle Eastern premiere at the 12th Annual Dubai International Film Festival in December 2015.
On May 22, 2015, Pakistan's first animated movie, 3 Bahadur, a film dedicated to inculcating bravery in the youth of Pakistan, was released by Waadi Animations. The heroes of the film, Amna, Kamil and Saadi were highly anticipated, and despite being shown on only 50 screens in Pakistan, 3 Bahadur became Pakistan's highest grossing animated movie of all time, earning Rs 6.5 million and defeating the record set by Rio 2. 3 Bahadur also screened at the Montreal Film Festival in Canada, in August 2015.
On September 11, 2015, Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers Obaid-Chinoy's feature documentary, co-directed and produced with Geeta Gandbhir, screened at the Toronto International Film Festival 2015 for its North American premiere. The film follows the journey of three Bangladeshi women soldiers who are deployed to Haiti as part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission. The film premiered at the Mumbai Film Festival on 29 October 2015 for its Asian premiere and played at the DOC NYC Festival in November 2015.
On 14 January 2016 Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness was one of five films worldwide to be nominated in the category of "Best Documentary - Short Subject" by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This is Chinoy's second nomination, and the first Oscar nomination for her production house, SOC Films.
Obaid-Chinoy was born into a Sindhi - Muslim family in Karachi, Pakistan, to Sheikh Obaid and Saba Obaid. After completing her A-Levels from Karachi Grammar School, she went to the United States, where she enrolled at Smith College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then received two degrees: A master's in communication and a master's in International Policy Studies whilst studying as a postgraduate at Stanford University.
Obaid-Chinoy is married to Fahd Chinoy, and has a daughter, Amelia Chinoy. In an interview with The Times of India, she said she makes films because of her daughter: "I want the Pakistan that she inherits to be better than the one we currently live in."
|2003||Reinventing the Taliban?||Reporter||Yes||Yes|
|2004||On a Razor's Edge||Reporter||Yes||Yes|
|2005||Women of the Holy Kingdom||Reporter||Yes||Yes|
|2005||Pakistan's Double Game||Reporter||Yes|
|2006||Highway of Tears||Reporter||Yes|
|2006||City of Guilt||Reporter||Yes|
|2006||The New Apertheid||Reporter||Yes|
|2006||Assimilation No, Integration Yes||Reporter||Yes|
|2007||Birth of a Nation||Reporter||Yes|
|2008||Iraq: The Lost Generation||Reporter||Yes|
|2009||Pakistan's Taliban Generation||Reporter||Yes||Emmy Award for Best Documentary (Current Affairs Category)|
|2010||Transgender: Pakistan's Open Secret||Reporter||Yes|
|2012||Saving Face||Reporter||Yes||Yes||Academy Award for Best Documentary
Emmy Award for Best Documentary
Emmy Award for Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form
|2013||Humaira: The Dream Catcher||Reporter||Yes||Yes|
|2015||A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness||Yes||Yes|
|2015||Song of Lahore||Yes||Yes|
Awards and nominations
|2007||One World Media||Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award||Won|
|2010||Emmy Award||Best Documentary||Pakistan's Taliban Generation||Won|
|Livingston Award||Young Journalists - Best International Reporting||Won|
|2012||Academy Award||Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject)||Saving Face||Won|
|New York Indian Film Festival||Best Documentary||Won|
|SAARC Film Awards||Best Documentary Prize||Won|
|Government of Pakistan||Contribution to arts Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction)||Honorary|
|Lux Style Awards||Lux Style Achievement Award||Won|
|2013||Crystal Award||Outstanding efforts in Promoting Human Rights and Women’s Issues through Film||Won|
|Emmy Award||Best Documentary||Saving Face||Won|
|Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form|
|Outstanding Science and Technology Programming|
|Outstanding Cinematography Documentary and Long Form|
|2016||Academy Award||Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject)||A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness||Pending|
- Canadian Broadcast Company's Post-Oscar interview with Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2202643558
- Oscar-winning Pakistani Filmmaker Inspired by Canada http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/02/28/oscar-saving-face-obaid-chinoy.html
- "Glory: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy bags an Emmy". dawn.com.
- "Pakistan's Oscar triumph for acid attack film Saving Face". BBC News (Nosheen Abbas). Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy dreams of Pakistan's first Oscar". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wins an Emmy for Pakistan 28 September 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010
- Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Wins Emmy for "Children of the Taliban" All Things Pakistan. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2011
-  Dawn 24 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2011
- "Pakistan's Oscar triumph for acid attack film Saving Face". BBC News. 27 February 2012.
- Qureshi, Huma (1 March 2012). "Pakistan's first Oscar-winner should be celebrated for exposing the 'bad bits'". The Guardian (London).
- "Pakistan lauds Oscar-winning filmmaker - Yahoo! News Singapore". Sg.news.yahoo.com. 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- Salmaan Taseer, Meera, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy to be decorated with civil awards, The Express Tribune, March 23, 2012
- Rachel Quigley (2012-03-15). "TIME magazine 100 most influential people 2012 list includes Pippa and Kate Middleton | Mail Online". London: Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- Correspondent, Our. "The 2012 TIME 100: Justice Chaudhry, Obaid-Chinoy among Time’s 100 influential people, The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- "Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy makes it to Time’s 100 Most Influential People list | Pakistan Today | Latest news | Breaking news | Pakistan News | World news | Business | Sport and Multimedia". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- "CJ, Sharmeen on Time list of influential people". Dawn.Com. 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- "Leading News Resource of Pakistan". Daily Times. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- "Song of Lahore - Trailer & Movie Site - November 13, 2015". Song of Lahore.
- "http://www.thewrap.com/joyous-tribeca-doc-song-of-lahore-shows-how-pakistani-music-came-back-from-the-dead/". External link in
- "The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards Winners Are... - Tribeca". Tribeca.
- "Broad Green Pictures". broadgreen.com.
- "http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/23/oscars-2016-documentary-submissions". External link in
- "Song of Lahore - IDFA". idfa.nl.
- "Dubai International Film Festival - Films 2015 - SONG OF LAHORE". Dubai International Film Festival.
- "http://www.brandsynario.com/3-bahadur-makes-over-6-5-crore-in-six-weeks/". External link in
- "Peacekeepers". Peacekeepers.
- "Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's new documentary premieres at Toronto Film Festival". The Nation. 11 September 2015.
- Toronto International Film Festival. "TIFF.net - A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers". TIFF.
- "JIO MAMI WITH STAR INDIA". mumbaifilmfestival.com.
- "A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES: PEACEKEEPERS". DOCNYC.
- People treat me like a man: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/People-treat-me-like-a-man-Sharmeen-Obaid-Chinoy/articleshow/12233894.cms
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