Award-winning journalist and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will be adding another feather to her cap as she takes the stage at this year's TED2019. The conference, which will take place in Vancouver, Canada, has the theme Bigger Than Us. It will run from April 15 to 19.
The film-maker's production company, SOC Films took to Twitter to share the news. "Pleased to announce that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will be a speaker at
The picture accompanying the post read, "Oscar-winning director and journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy seeks, as she tells it, to 'push people to have difficult conversations about inequality and injustice'."
It continued, "Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy writes, 'If a door hasn't opened for you, it's because you haven't kicked it hard enough. That is how I have lived my life. I am an accidental film-maker who picked up the first camera after graduating in economics and government.
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I believe in the power of storytelling and eliciting compassion and empathy by connecting audiences with people who have the courage to tell their stories. I travelled around the world shining a light on marginalised communities, refugees, women whose resilience in the face of adversity has inspired me to amplify their story'."
TED is a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). It began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics - from science to business to global issues - in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
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