FREEDOM FIGHTERS
(33 min) Pakistan/US
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Directors/Producers: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Maheen Sadiq

Description:
Pakistan is routinely ranked as the third most dangerous country in the world for women. Much of the nation is extremely conservative, religiously and culturally, and women are often subject to violence at the hands of men. Repercussions are minimal and more than half of Pakistani women who experience violence keep it a secret out of shame and fear. With female literacy at a historic low and patriarchy running deep in the justice system, women across Pakistan continue to be treated as second-class citizens. The filmmakers follow three brave women who are speaking out against inequality and pushing for equal rights.

Biography:
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a two-time Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. She has made more than a dozen films in over 10 countries. Her film, “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,” which she directed for HBO, won the 2016 Academy Award for best documentary short subject and prompted Pakistan’s parliament to pass a bill banning honor killing. “Saving Face,” which she directed and produced with Daniel Junge for HBO, won the 2012 Academy Award for best documentary short subject. In 2012, Time magazine included her in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Contact Information:
e: apike@revealnews.org
w: http://sharmeenobaidfilms.com/


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