The extremely talented director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s documentary has once again been nominated for the  88th Academy Awards, better known as Oscar awards 2016.

The 37-years old eminent director, hailing from Karachi has been ackneolwged worldwide for portraying the stories of deprived, who are never seen before on such a larger scale. In her 12 years

In her 15-years career, she has bagged several prestigious awards and accolades and this time once again she has been nominated for the Oscars 2016, which are scheduled to be held on February 28, 2016.

The Pakistani director’s ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ is one of the five lucky short documentaries which have been shortlisted for the 88th Academy Awards.

The film unfolds the story of an 18-year old girl who survives the ‘Honor Killing’ attack. The director of the film intends to banish the mindsets of Pakistani society in which thousands of young females are butchered in the name of honor killing.

Furthermore, the acclaimed director wants to get all the legislators on the board and pass the anti-honor crime bill in the parliament.

Here it should be kept mentioned that as Chinoy’s film was shortlisted for the prestigious award, people from different fields of life to several celebrities came in to congratulate her over another milestone achievement.

Amid this, Pakistan’s Prime Minister also praised the lady and also invited her for the first screening of the film nominated for the Oscars 2016. Further, he also told that intellectuals and opinion makers from different segments will also be invited at the screening event.


Former President Asif Ali Zardari’s daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari also congratulated Sharmeen for her mighty achievement.


Here it should be kept mentioned that ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ was released on October 28, 2015, and will have worldwide premier on HBO in 2016.

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