Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time

Obaid-Chinoy becomes first Pakistani to win Oscar nomination

Islamabad, Thu, 26 Jan 2012 ANI

Islamabad, Jan 26(ANI): Film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has become the first Pakistani to win an Oscar nomination for the best documentary in the short subject category.


Her documentary titled 'Saving Face' highlights acid attacks on women in Pakistan, and chronicles the work of acclaimed British-Pakistani plastic surgeon Mohammad Jawad.


Chinoy said she is "speechless" to receive the nomination which was the "stuff dreams are made of".


"An Academy Award nomination is stuff dreams are made of. It has reaffirmed my belief it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, if you put quality work out there, it will be appreciated.I hope I can make Pakistan proud by bringing home an Oscar," The BBC quoted Chinoy, as saying.


Acid attacks are under-reported in Pakistan, with official figures saying only 100 such cases of acid violence occur every year.


The documentary was filmed entirely in Pakistan, including Rawalpindi, Karachi and Islamabad. (ANI)


Manohar Lal being presented with a memento
Manoj Tiwari BJP Relief meets the family members of late Ankit Sharma
Haryana CM Manohar Lal congratulate former Deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani on his 92nd birthday
King of Bhutan, the Bhutan Queen and Crown Prince meeting the PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi welcomes the King of Bhutan
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image




Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.