“Islam discourages violence against women, and there is no honour in honour killings ” said the premier at the screening of the documentary at the Prime Minister House.
|Photo courtesy: Prime Minister's Office Facebook Page|
The Prime Minister further added; “She (Sharmeen Obaid) has drawn our attention to the dark side of societal behaviour; something about some of us choose to remain uninformed,”
|Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. Photo Web|
Director and producer Chinoy's documentary, A Girl in the River: The price of forgiveness, is a story of a rare survivor (a girl) who falls in love. However, she was shot and thrown in river by her father for her mistake of marrying a man of her own choice. The brave girl survives to tell the tale.
As a filmmaker, Chinoy won an Academy Award for her documentary Saving Face (2012) and two Emmy Awards for her documentaries Pakistan's Taliban Generation (2010) and Saving Face (2012).