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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Film Career & Credits Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoyb. 1978 in Karachi, Pakistan

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Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy received a bachelors degree from Smith College in Massachusetts and went on to complete two masters degrees from Stanford University.Following her education she moved to Toronto with husband Fahd Chinoy. She now divides her time between Karachi and Toronto. Her 2009 television documentary, Pakistan`s Taliban Generation was the recipient of the Alfred I Dupont Award as well as The Association for International Broadcasting award. Highway of Tears is a documentary about the disappearance of native women in British Columbia. It was funded by Al Jazeera International and broadcast in Canada on the CBC. Her 2011 documentary, Saving Face, was given the Best Documentary Short Oscar® in 2012. So far, all of her films have been made for television and most of them run under an hour, usually 54 minutes, although a few are only 24 minutes long.

These are her credits as a producer, co-producer director or co-director.

Official website

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Terror`s Children (TV-2002)
Reinventing the Taliban (TV-2003)
On a Razor`s Edge (TV-2004)
Pakistan`s Double Game (TV-2005)
Woman of the Holy Kingdom (TV-2005)

City of Guilt (TV-2006)
Cold Comfort (TV-2006)
Highway of Tears (TV-2006)
The New Apartheid (TV-2006)
Assimilation No, Integration Yes (TV-2006)
Birth of a Nation (TV-2007)
Lifting the Veil / Afganistan Unveiled (TV-2007)
Iraq: The Lost Generation (TV-2008)
Pakistan`s Taliban Generation (TV-2009)

Saving Face (TV-2011)
Transgenders: Pakistan`s Open Secret (TV-2011)

Credits as a Director:
Cold Comfort (TV-2006)
Highway of Tears (TV-2006)
Assimilation No, Integration Yes (TV-2006)

Saving Face (TV-2011, co-directed with Daniel Junge)
Transgenders: Pakistan`s Open Secret (TV-2011)

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