ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s only Oscar winning director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy bagged the The Sabeen Mahmud Award for courage.
According to details, her documentary named “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” won The Sabeen Mahmud Award for courage, which was recently included in the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival 2016.
Mosaic International Film Festival appreciates artists across the world for the contribution to the movie industry.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy had won her second Oscar in the Best Documentary – Short Subject category for her film A Girl in the River.
“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” highlights the issue of honour killings in Pakistan. It tells the story of 19-year-old Saba who was beaten, shot and thrown into the river after she ran off to marry her fiance, whom her family initially accepted — but later discarded saying he was too poor.