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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is now among ’18 best film directors of Asia’


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

18th Jan, 2021. 02:13 pm
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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has made another achievement as she made it to the list of top 18 top Asian directors. She has ranked 16th among the 18 directors.

“Saving face” director shared a screenshot of the article published on Tatler. Taking to Instagram, she shared her happiness, “Now that’s a cool list to be a part of! Thank you @tatlerhongkong. Look forward to the adventures 2021 brings!” 

Tatler talked about Chinoy in the article. It mentioned, “Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wears a lot of hats. She’s a journalist, an activist, and also a filmmaker, most known for her work that put the spotlight on the inequality that women face. Because of this, she has received two Academy Awards, six Emmy Awards, and a Knight International Journalism Award. To honor her achievements and contributions, the Government of Pakistan bestowed her the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second-highest civilian honor in the country in 2012. The same year, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Obaid-Chinoy is also the first female director to have two Academy Awards at just 37 years old.”

“Her award-winning film includes the documentary, Saving Face (2012) and the biographical A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015)The latter was so impactful that after seeing the film, the Pakistani prime minister said that he will change the law on honor killing after seeing it.”

The list of the top 18 Asian directors has been compiled by Asian Tatler. The list also mentions director Bong Joon-Ho, director of the movie ‘Parasite.’ Apart from that, the list also includes Park Chan-wook, Wong Kar-wai, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, and Antoinette Jadaone.

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