Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy awarded honorary degree from USA's Smith College

The two-time Academy Award winner was honoured for her efforts in documentary journalism in advancing human rights

Our Correspondent May 22, 2018

KARACHI: Adding another feather to her cap, film-maker and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been awarded an honorary degree from the prestigious Smith College for her efforts in documentary journalism in advancing human rights.

Sharmeen received her bachelor's degree in Economics and Government from Smith College back in 2002. This time around, her degree from the prestigious university is in Fine Arts, honoris causa.

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The two-time Academy Award winner previously released Pakistan’s first virtual reality film series Look But With Love in August last year. 


The five-part documentary series is set to be premiered at the upcoming 55th New York Film Festival, the inaugural Tribeca TV Festival and the Future of Storytelling.

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Sharmeen also won the Knight International Journalism Award for her reporting across the globe over the past two decades back in June 2017.

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