Sharmeen Obaid Chinnoy Wins Another Award For Home
SOC Films Is Breaking Its Own Records
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, who is a Pakistani-Canadian journalist, filmmaker and activist known for her work in films brings home another award for her short film HOME 1947
SOC Films’ critically acclaimed series HOME 1947 has won the Best Film award in the short documentary category at the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal 2020. The Festival aims to provide a platform for filmmakers worldwide whose films have a focus on South Asian community.
Conceptualized and produced by SOC Films, HOME 1947 recreates the long-lost sights and sounds of what millions once called home and explores this world not through the words of historians and politicians, but through the eyes of those who lived through it. In order to keep their stories alive for coming generations, several very diverse points of view are discussed through documentary footage, voiceovers and historical archives. HOME 1947 encapsulate the lives and stories of the millions that were displaced in 1947 during the independence war in 1947 between Pakistan and India.
The HOME 1947 was first premiered as part of the HOME 1947 Exhibition at the Manchester International Festival in the UK followed by exhibitions in Mumbai (India), Lahore and Karachi.
This award is another cap in Sharmeen Obaid’s cap as she is already the recipient of two Academy Awards, seven Emmy Awards, a Knight International Journalism Award and Hilal-e-Imtiaz.