Lifestyle: Oscar goes to Pakistan film on ‘honor killings’

(From AFP)

A documentary about a Pakistani girl shot in the face by her own family won an Oscar on Sunday, after helping persuade the government to fight so-called “honor killings.”

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy accepts her award for Best Documentary Short Subject, 'A Girl in the River', on stage at the 88th Oscars

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy accepts her award for Best Documentary Short Subject, ‘A Girl in the River’, on stage at the 88th Oscars Sunday

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness won the Academy Award for best documentary short at the star-studded ceremony in Hollywood.

The Oscar win was the second for director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who recently met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif amid the growing global spotlight on the film.

“This is what happens when determined women get together,” she said as she accepted the golden statuette.

Chinoy in her speech praised “all the brave men out there, like my father and my husband, who push women to go to school and work and who want a more just society for women.” Read More



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