Breaking News – New York (Newz247) Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary A Girl In The River – The price of forgiveness’ received the best documentary Film award at the prestigious Emmy awards, as announced in New York on Friday.
Indeed, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s is the first Pakistani to win a Robert F Kennedy journalism award in the international Television Category. The documentary had formerly gained an Oscar at the 88th academy awards and the coveted Alfred I DuPont-Columbia University award, in 2016.
Her forty-minute Film takes on the exercise of “honor killings” in Pakistan with the story of an 18-year-vintage female who fell in love and eloped towards her family’s desires. For this “shaming of the circle of relatives,” her father and uncle pummeled her, shot her in the head, put her in a bag and threw her into a river to die. She by some means survived.