Emmy Awards 2020: Freedom Fighters By Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy And Maheen Sadiq Gets Nomination
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Is Making Pakistan Proud Again!
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is making Pakistan proud overseas once again. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker has partnered up with Maheen Sadiq for a short film called Freedom Fighters that has now been nominated for an Emmy Award.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a Pakistani-Canadian journalist, filmmaker, and activist who is famous for her work in films that highlight inequality for women in Pakistan. She is the recipient of two Academy Awards, seven Emmy Awards, and a Knight International Journalism Award. In 2012, the Government of Pakistan honored her with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second-highest civilian honor of the country, and Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
She is the only female film director to have won two academy awards by the age of 37. Maheen Sadiq is a video producer at the Guardian magazine.
The Saving Face filmmaker has made Pakistan proud again by getting her short film, Freedom Fighters, nominated for an Emmy Award in the 'Best Feature Story in a News Magazine' category.
An ecstatic Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy took to Facebook as she broke the wonderful news to everyone. She said:
"Freedom Fighters is dedicated to Pakistan’s brave female fighters who are not afraid of facing adversity and are entrenched on the frontlines, to create a better tomorrow for their neighbors, community, and country"
Co-director, Maheen Sadiq, wrote:
“Freedom Fighters is a testament to the strength, perseverance, and determination of a woman especially in the face of adversity. We can all take inspiration from these powerful women who have braved their past and are now standing up for change, shaping not just their own futures, but the futures of generations to come.”
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Maheen Sadiq’s award winning film “Freedom Fighters” has been nominated for an Emmy Award New...Posted by Sharmeen Obaid on Friday, August 7, 2020
You can watch the trailer for the short film here:
Freedom Fighters features three Pakistani women who are breaking societal barriers and striving for equality in a country dominated by men.
The 41st Emmy Awards will be held online for the first time due to the Coronavirus pandemic. All winners of the categories will be announced digitally.
We, at HNH Style, would like to wish Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Maheen Sadiq, and everyone at SOC Films, the best of luck, and hope they bag another Emmy!
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