Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is making waves once more with her brilliant documentary, A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness
— Sharmeen Obaid (@sharmeenochinoy) July 26, 2017
The documentary has been nominated for three Emmy Awards. The following are the categories in which it’s been nominated: Best Documentary, Outstanding Short Documentary and Outstanding Music and Sound. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy previously won an Emmy for her documentary, Children of Taliban and two Emmys for Saving Face.
Though her work has made her the target of a lot of criticism…
THOO to your BIRTH & AWARDS
SOLD PAKISTAN for EMMY-AWARDS
A curse on PAKISTAN
— iftikhar ahmed (@iftikhar4814) July 26, 2017
…by critics who don’t exactly have constructive feedback…
— Zulfiqar Ali (@starzulfiqar) July 26, 2017
…it has also led her to receive a whole lot of appreciation.
Let's not look the other way from the evils in our society. Raise a voice and make laws stronger to see end of such evil. Well done Sharmeen
— Shahid N (@skniazi2008) July 26, 2017
She’s also being congratulated by many proud Pakistanis
— Jerjees Seja (JJ) (@Jerjees) July 26, 2017
And pretty much everyone is excited about the nominations
Thank you Sharmeen. Also congrats on nomination for three Emmy Awards this year! So proud of you and SOC team!
— Nighat Dad (@nighatdad) July 26, 2017
The documentary itself is on a topic that has long plagued our society: honor killings.
It marks the journey of a teenage girl who survives an honor killing attempt by her father and uncle. The protagonist doesn’t want to impart forgiveness but is pressured to do so by the public. This is done to ensure that the attackers are free and can return home. Much like her previous documentaries, this holds a mirror to society. We are told where we’re faltering as a society.
The documentary highlights some bitter truths
And is a raw portrayal of the entire journey
It shows how a woman pays the price for falling in love
And the documentary does not hold back in terms of details
Overall, it seems like a brilliant portrayal of such a sensitive topic
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and her team have made Pakistanis proud once again. This is undoubtedly another feather in her cap. We wish her all the best. And we hope she keeps fighting the good fight, one documentary at a time.
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