SOC Films hosted a press conference on behalf of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for her Academy Award [Oscar] winning documentary, ‘A Girl in the River’ in Karachi on Saturday, 5th March 2016.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness won an Oscar award in the Best Documentary – Short subject category at the 88th Academy Awards. Indeed Obaid-Chinoy previously won Pakistan’s first Academy Award for her documentary Saving Face at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. She is one of only eleven female directors who have ever won an Oscar for a non-fiction film and the only Pakistani to win two Academy Awards. At this press conference, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy addressed the media and thanked the Heroes of Pakistan and honoured Saba as an incredibly courageous lady, civil society who has been working tirelessly for change, The Government of Pakistan, her colleagues, cast and crew and the media for their support on her campaign to end honor killings, #PriceOfForgiveness.