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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a Pakistani journalist and filmmaker whose documentaries focus on women, children, and other marginalized communities. Obaid-Chinoy has gained immense international acclaim for her work, winning Academy Awards for her documentaries Saving Face (2012) and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015). Though she frequently explores issues afflicting Pakistan, particularly the Taliban and their recruitment of child soldiers, Obaid-Chinoy has worked with refugees all around the world. In 2012, she was included in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list and received the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award at Davos in 2013.

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