FORA.tv Speaker - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

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Biography

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an Academy Award and Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. Sharmeen has made over a dozen award-winning films in over 10 countries around the world. Her films include Children of the Taliban (with Dan Edge), The Lost Generation (about Iraqi exiles) and Afghanistan Unveiled. Her work has taken her around the world, where she has filmed and worked with refugees, women's advocacy groups and human rights defenders. By bringing their voices to the outside world, she has often helped them bring about a critical change in their community. In 2012, Time magazine included her in the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Obaid-Chinoy helped found the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, a nonprofit, volunteer organization that fosters and promotes community-wide interest in the culture and history of Pakistan. Citizens Archive works with thousands of children, teaching critical thinking skills and instilling a sense of pride about their history and identity.

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Q&A with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge

03.06.12 | 00:28:29 min | 0 comments
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