Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been named among South Asia’s 18 best directors in the Asian Tatler.
2-time Oscar winner Chinoy ranks 16th on the list. Tatler describes Chinoy as a journalist, an activist, and a filmmaker who is known for her work on inequality faced by women.
As per the reports, Chinoy announced the news through her Instagram handle and thanked the publication for the credit.
The magazine credited the rise of Asian directors to South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, whose 2019 black comedy thriller Parasite won 4 Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards. The Parasite is the first South Asian film to have won 4 Oscars in the foremost categories.
Back in December, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s documentary Home1947 won the Best Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal 2020.
Furthermore, in October 2018, Chinoy won the Eliasson Global Leadership Prize, which is given yearly to outstanding leaders from any country and any discipline whose work is ground-breaking, enthusiastic, daring, entrenched in universal values, and global in implication. Each prize winner receives $50,000 and so Chinoy was selected from 825 nominees from 130 countries.
Moreover, her Oscar-winning work includes the documentary; Saving Face (2012) and the biographical A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015).
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