Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy became the first Pakistani filmmaker to earn an Oscar nomination with her film ‘Saving Face’, which was nominated in the ‘Documentary, Short Film’ category, as the Academy Awards nominations were released on Tuesday.
Obaid-Chinoy, who has directed several documentary films, won an Emmy Award in 2010 for her documentary ‘Pakistan: Children of the Taliban’. Saving Face, which the Karachi-based filmmaker has co-directed with Daniel Junge, tells the story of a British-Pakistani plastic surgeon who donates his time to heal acid-attack victims in Pakistan. The film is set to be released in March this year, while the Oscars will be held on February 26. – PT