Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy takes home the golden lady for ‘A Girl In The River’

29 Feb, 2016 9:51 am

LOS ANGELES (92 News) – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who made history by winning Pakistan’s first Oscar four years ago, has taken home the golden lady with her for ‘A Girl In The River’ in the ‘Best Documentary Short’ category.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, through her documentary, shows that every year, more than 1,000 girls and women are the victims of religiously motivated honor killings in Pakistan, especially in rural areas.

The 40-minute film tells the story of young girl who was beaten, shot and thrown into the river after she ran off to marry her fiance, whom her family initially accepted – and then decided was too poor.

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