LOS ANGELES — Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has won an Academy Award for best short documentary for the second time in her professional career, TheNewsTribe.com reported.
The 37-year-old director claimed her second career Oscar for “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.” For the first time, she won the Oscar for short documentry “Saving Face” in 2012.
The film examines the case of an 18-year-old Pakistani girl who survived a brutal attack by her father and uncle bent on an “honour killing.”
“A Girl in the River” is the latest in a series of socially charged investigative films from Obaid-Chinoy’s Karachi-based film company SOC Film.
The Oscar winning documentary will broadcast on HBO on March 7.
After winning Oscar Award, she told that Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif vowed the change the rule f hounour killing in country.