Sharmeen Obaid’s short film bags Emmy nomination

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been nominated at the 41st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards for ‘Best Feature Story in a News Magazine’. 

“Freedom Fighters” made it to the list alongside Nadia for 60 Minutes by CBS and The Dropout by ABC News among others.

The documentary revolves around Pakistan’s brave female fighters who are not afraid of facing adversity and are ensconce on the frontlines.

Sharmeen in her post explained that, the short documentary film (33 minutes) interweaves the stories of three brave women – a former child bride, a police officer, and a labor crusader – who are speaking out against inequality and pushing for equal rights. It features a mix of verité sequences and animation as it follows these crusaders on a mission to create a more just country for their fellow citizens.

Co-director for Freedom Fighters, Maheen Sadiq shared that the short documentary is a story of strength, perseverance, and determination of a woman and further said that we can all take inspiration from these powerful women who have braved their past and are now standing up for change.

The nominations were announced by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) on Saturday and the winners are expected to be announced on September 21 in an online ceremony at the Emmy Awards website. 

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