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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

PM's Daughter: Pakistan To Pass Law Against Honor Killings In Weeks

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.20.2016 | World

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s ruling party plans to pass long-delayed legislation against “honor killings” within weeks in the wake of the hi...

Sharmeen Chinoy, Malala and the international image of Pakistan

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Raza Habib Raja

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is a celebrated Pakistani film director who has made two Oscar winning documentaries. Both her documentaries are focused on gend...

Voices Out Loud: The Oscars and Super Tuesday

Monica Cox | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment
Monica Cox

I, for one, am tired of hearing the same voices over and over again. I stand with those whose voices are whispered in the quiet space. The voices of calm truth often drowned out by the tornadoes of cynicism, misogyny, racism, bigotry and greed.

How A Filmmaker Is Using Movies To End Pakistan's Honor Killings

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.22.2016 | World

Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is using her Oscar nomination as a call to arms for her country to fight a very serious, brutal and prevalen...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Song Of Lahore: Pakistan's Musicians Affirm Their Place In A Country That Threatens To Forget Them | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.02.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The value of one’s soul is hard to measure, but Baqir Abbas, a musician in the Pakistani city of Lahore, has it worked out for himself...

Amanda Duberman

Meryl Streep On Why It's Harder For Men To Appreciate Movies About Women | Amanda Duberman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women

Why is it so hard to get movies made about women? According to Meryl Streep, it might be because many male viewers lack the imagination needed to appr...

Pakistan's First Animated Feature Gives Young Fans The Local Heroes They've Never Had

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts

Pakistani kids will finally meet homegrown heroes this May: Amna, Saadi and Kamil, the three spunky protagonists of "3 Bahadur" ("3 Brave," in Urdu). ...

Look at the Mountains these young Pakistanis Climb

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Pakistan recently made history in its first smooth transition from one democratically elected leader - Asif Zardari of the Pakistan People's Party to ...

A Pakistani Spring Must Find its Roots in its Investment in Women

Anisa Noormohamed | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
Anisa Noormohamed

I look to our fellow Muslims in the Middle East for inspiration, where the recent wave of revolutions was fueled by women bloggers, activists and professionals.

Conversation With Oscar-Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Ellie Knaus | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Ellie Knaus

Documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a warrior for truth. And now, her documentary Saving Face, co-directed with Daniel Junge, is winner of this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.