Oscar-winning Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has added yet another accolade to her name, winning the ‘Best Documentary’ award at the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards for ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’.
The News & Documentary Emmy Awards were presented at a ceremony at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City on Thursday.
The documentary, directed by Sharmeen which deals with the topic of honour killings, had received nominations in three categories: Best Documentary, Outstanding Short Documentary and Outstanding Music and Sound.
Dr Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Representative to the United Nations, also attended the event and congratulated Sharmeen on the outstanding achievement.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has previously won Oscars for ‘Saving Face’ and ‘A Girl in the River’ as well as an Emmy for ‘Children of Taliban’.