|Biographical detail : ||Activist and filmmaker
In her effort to raise awareness of the plight of acid attack victims, winning an Oscar, in 2012, for her short subject documentary film, Saving Face, boosted up Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Her film chronicles the struggles of acid-attack survivors as well as the effort of a British Pakistani doctor who performs reconstructive surgery on women disfigured in such attacks.
Giving voice to those who cannot be heard, Sharmeen has made over a dozen award-winning films in more than 10 countries. She won an Emmy for her documentary, ‘Pakistan: Children of the Taliban’ in 2010. She is also the first non-American to win the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was born in Karachi to Urdu speaking parents.