Sharmeen Obaid’s ‘A Girl in the River’ bags Emmy award for best documentary

Oscar winning Pakistani film maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy added another feather to her cap. She won the ‘Best Documentary’ award for A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness at the 38th annual news and documentary Emmy Awards. The ceremony was held at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

An ecstatic Sharmeen shared the good news with her fans via twitter.

The documentary A Girl in the river was nominated in three big categories this year at Emmy’s – Best Documentary, Outstanding Short Documentary and Outstanding Music and Sound. It revolves around a honor killing survivor and has previously managed to bag an Oscar for ‘documentary short subject’.

Many critically acclaimed documentaries were nominated for Best Documentary including Children of SyriaWelcome to Leith, Thank You For Playing and The Look of Silence. But A Girl in the River managed to triumph over them.

A delighted Maliha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Representative to the United Nations shared a picture with the award winning documentary filmmaker on Twitter. She attended the event as a guest.

Congratulations Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for making us proud once again.