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Sharmeen Chinoy bags Emmy Award for ‘The Price of Forgiveness’

Famed Pakistani filmmaker and Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on Thursday has grabbed headlines again, this time for winning outstanding short documentary award at 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards for ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.

The award was presented during a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

After winning the Academy Award twice, Chinoy’s documentary – A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness – was nominated in three big categories; Best Documentary, Outstanding Short Documentary, and Outstanding Music and Sound at 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

The Emmy Award winning documentary tells the story of a young Pakistani woman, Saba, who dared to marry the man of her choice, in a society where such decisions are considered unacceptable. In a botched attempt, her family tries to kill her in the name of honor, but she survives.

Pakistan’s Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi also attended the event as a guest of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. She was much delighted by the win.

Earlier Sharmeen won an Emmy for her documentary Children of Taliban and two Emmys for Saving Face. She has also bagged Oscars for Saving Face and A Girl in the River.



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