Monday, February 27, 2012

Shermeen Obaid Chinoy wins First Ever Oscar for Pakistan

Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy blazed onto world stage when her documentary "Saving Face" about acid attack victims won an Oscar award at the lavish Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood that is certain to help improve Pakistan's battered international image.
A great day for Pakistan and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for best documentry 'Saving Face'
Actresses Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy presented the coveted award to co-directors Ms. Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge in the category of Best Documentary (Short) before a large gathering of top world artists on Sunday night, an event watched by hundreds of millions around the globe on television.

In her accepting speech,  Ms. Obaid-Chinoy, dedicated the award to the courageous women of Pakistan.
"All the women in Pakistan working for change, don't give up on your dreams, this is for you," she said, holding up the award statuette as a resounding applause rang out in the packed hall.
Read more: The Nation