Pakistan’s untold stories

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shares her journey of producing hard-hitting films that tell the stories often overlooked in Pakistan.

Recorded at INK2014, Mumbai


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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

CEO of SOC Films
Documentary Filmmaker

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is an Academy and Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. She spearheads SOC Films, a documentary house specializing in investigative and socially motivated content. Sharmeen is currently directing two feature films including Peacekeepers, a film about Bangladeshi policewomen who are serving as UN peacekeeping forces in Haiti, and Sounds of Sachal, a documentary based on a jazz ensemble in Lahore. She is also the CEO of Waadi Animations, a company set up to produce animated feature and short films. Its first project is 3 Bahadur, Pakistan’s first animated feature film, which will be released nationwide in the summer of 2015. In 2012, Time Magazine included Sharmeen in their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2014, the Asia Society in New York honored her with an Asia Game Changer Award.

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Mamta G Mamta

Amazing Sharmeen,you are pure inspiration,such amazing courage and perseverance.I had tears pouring down my face,listening to you,my heart goes out to all the young girls and boys,who face the injustice and ills of society at large. Thank you for your work...for your movies.

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