Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Maheen Sadiq’s short film gets nominated for Emmy’s


Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's documentary Freedom Fighters has bagged a nomination at the 41st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards for 'Best Feature Story in a News Magazine'. Maheen Sadiq’s co-directed short film follows the story of three women: a former child bride, a police officer and a labour crusader who are bravely speaking out against inequality and pushing for equal rights in their country. Produced by SOC Films for the Center for Investigative Journalism, the short film was part of a documentary series which features the work of four female filmmakers who have produced films about women taking control. According to Chinoy, it is these subjects that spark difficult conversations and make people uncomfortable: "Change only comes about when people are forced to discuss an issue." The film has also won the award for Best Short Documentary at the Tallgrass Film Festival. Best wishes to the entire team!