Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy comes up with a new short film named ‘Women in Media’

Short Film Frenzy

Two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has released a short film titled Women in Media that addresses the struggles and oppression women face who work in the media industry. The short film is part of the ‘White in the Flag’ initiative that aims to give voice to the minorities in Pakistan and highlight the issues they face. “Women working in the media industry in Pakistan face intimidation and oppression often on a daily basis,” wrote Chinoy sharing a clip of the short film on Instagram. Women in Media presents the stories of three veteran female journalists, Farzana Ali, Tanzeela Mazhar and Farhat Javed, all of whom describe their individual experiences with harassment. “Through their brave stories, we understand how some women have to face a constant struggle just to prove their worth in their respective professions.” The 9-minute long film concludes with the images of female journalists who have been killed or kidnapped as a consequence of joining the profession which they have cherished the most.