Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Wins the Oscar- Oscar Win for “A Girl in the River” Focuses World on Honor Killings

Date: March 4, 2016

We are so thrilled that Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won the Oscar Prize for her short documentary on “Honor Killings” in Pakistan even though her adversary, a conservative politician Maulana Fazlur Rehman views the law as a “humiliation of husbands.” Even the New York Times sat up and took notice (As did lots of other media outlets around the world.)

Ms. Chinoy tackles the tough stuff in her culture, while Ms Hameed, the lawmaker believes it is vital for the new legislation to eliminate the pressure on women to forgive their families – a key point in this gut wrenching film where culture trumps real life.

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