Two-Time Academy Award Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness has won the Best Documentary Emmy Award at the prestigious 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards.
The documentary was nominated in 3 categories, the most for any HBO production this 2017: Best Documentary, Outstanding Short Documentary and Outstanding Music & Sound. Her films have previously won three Emmys: Best Documentary and Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form for “Saving Face” and Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary for her documentary “Children of the Taliban”.
“It is an honor for my team to win the Emmy for best documentary! A Girl in the River started a discourse about honor killings in Pakistan but there is a lot of work still to be done and we are committed to continuing our advocacy.” said Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on winning the Emmy Award for her documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.
The News & Documentary Emmy Awards were presented on Thursday, October 5th, 2017, at a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Complex at Columbus Circle in New York City. The event was attended by more than 1,000 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists. Awards were presented in 49 categories. The 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards honoured programming distributed during the calendar year 2016.
Also on Thursday, 5th October 2017, SOC Films along with Here Be Dragons & WITHIN launched Pakistan’s FIRST series of short Virtual Reality films ‘Look But With Love’. This series of short films takes you on a journey to explore the culture of Pakistan and introduces you to five brave heroes across the country who are transforming their communities. ‘Look But With Love’ is an immersion into a school of dance in rural Pakistan to a musician who is trying to preserve old sounds and instruments to the wells of the desert in Thar where a man is fighting to bring clean water to the slums of Karachi where a doctor is fighting to save the lives of some of the youngest patients to a band of women who are a part of Pakistan’s anti terrorism squad. The series can be downloaded at: with.in/app