Proud moment: ‘A Girl in the River’ secures best documentary award at the Emmys

October 6, 2017

NEWS DESK: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made us proud once again as her documentary, A Girl In The River, won the Best Documentary award at the 38th annual news and documentary Emmy Awards.

The brilliant filmmaker shared the good news from New York, where the award ceremony took place:

The Pakistani filmmaker’s documentary depicted the story of a young survivor of an ‘honour’ killing attempt. It was also nominated in two other categories at this year’s Emmys, Outstanding Short Documentary and Outstanding Music and Sound. It competed against four PBS documentaries, including Children of Syria, Welcome to Leith, Thank You For Playing and The Look of Silence, for the award.

In 2016, the documentary earned Sharmeen her second Best Documentary Short Oscar after she won Pakistan’s first Academy Award for Saving Face in 2012. She has also won Emmys for Children of Taliban and Saving Face.

Mohammed Naqvi’s Among The Believers was also nominated at this year’s Emmys in category Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary, but lost out to PBS’ The Choice 2016.


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