It was an ordinary night for many but for Pakistanis living here and abroad, heart beats were fast and people were in anticipation. Pakistan’s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was nominated for her documentary ‘Saving Face’ at the 84th Annual Academy Awards also known as the Oscars. Faces were in shock and in happiness when she and her co-director, Daniel Junge were announced winners for the prestigious award for Best Documentary Short Subject. This is the first Oscar for Pakistan in any category.
Sharmeen is a living legend since she has proved yet again that she is a woman who has established a ground for Pakistanis. She has created platforms, made pathways to follow.
The 33-year-old says in her acceptance speech, “This is for all the women in Pakistan working for change. Don’t give up on your dreams. This is for you.”