Sharmeen Obaid’s ‘A Girl in the River’ Wins Best Documentary at the Emmys

Sharmeen Obaid‘s ‘A Girl in the River’ wins best documentary at the Emmys. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary A Girl In The River has won the Best Documentary award at the 38th annual news and documentary Emmy Awards.

Sharmeen announced the good news from New York, where the award ceremony took place:

A Girl In The River has triumphed over four PBS documentaries, including Children of Syria, Welcome to Leith, Thank You For Playing and The Look of Silence, to win the award.

A Girl in the River, which is the story of a young survivor of an honour killing attempt, was also nominated in two other categories at this year’s Emmys, Outstanding Short Documentary and Outstanding Music and Sound.

In 2016, the documentary earned Sharmeen her second Best Documentary Short Oscar after she won Pakistan’s first Academy Award for Saving Face in 2012. She has also won Emmys for Children of Taliban and Saving Face.

Mohammed Naqvi’s Among The Believers was also nominated at this year’s Emmys in category Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary, but lost out to PBS’ The Choice 2016. – Dawn