SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY - FILMMAKER
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy may be best known for winning an Oscar— Pakistan’s first — for her 2012 documentary Saving Face, a gripping look at the survivors of acid violence. Also, this year Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's critically acclaimed series Home 1947 won the Best Film [Short Documentary] Award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal 2020. Home1947 Series is a deeply personal exploration of the lives and stories of the millions that were displaced in 1947 during the creation of two new independent states, India and Pakistan. The two-time Academy Award winner is also set to direct the much anticipated upcoming Muslim live action superhero TV series ‘Ms. Marvel’ as the first Pakistani Filmmaker.