Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has kept the ball rolling as her recently released documentary bags another honour.
Her film -- A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness -- has been shortlisted for Oscars nominations in the category of Best Documentary - Short Subject.
The film is among ten documentaries which have been shortlisted in this category -- five of which will be later nominated for the Oscar.
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Sharmeen's documentary follows the story of an eighteen-year-old girl, a rare survivor of an honour killing attempt, who falls in love and lives to tell the tale.
Every year more than a 1000 women are killed in the name of honour in Pakistan. The vast majority of victims are women attacked by family members.
“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness is a film that resonates with me deeply. It's a film about the kinds of choices we women have in the world and how our lives are impacted by the decisions taken by others,” said Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
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Acclaimed journalist Tina Brown and renowned documentary producer Sheila Nevins have served as the Executive Producers.
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A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness is set to air on HBO in 2016.
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