Drawn Portraits by Tom Pokinko

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (filmmaker)

Digital, 2012

“For me, feminism is the feeling of being safe; in your skin, in your house, in the office and on the streets. Feminism is the pursuit of these conditions, and all of the struggles that you have to go through in order to ensure that they are available to yourself and other women.”

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (filmmaker)

( * quote: Times of India)


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy recently became the first Pakistani to win an Academy Award. Her Oscar-winning documentary, “Saving Face,” co-directed by American filmmaker Daniel Junge, chronicles the lives of acid attack survivors in Pakistan and follows a British-Pakistani plastic surgeon, Mr. Mohammad Ali Jawad, who performs reconstructive surgeries on them.

More on Ms. Obaid-Chinoy:

The Toronto Star

Times of India

The Globe and Mail

Newsweek Pakistan

This entry was published on March 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm. It’s filed under Filmmakers and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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