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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy gets Pakistan first ever Oscar

Keywords: The Oscars  
Mon Feb 27 14:24:30 UTC 2012

Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy came up to world stage when her documentary "Saving Face" about acid attack victims won an Oscar award at the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood.

The award was presented to co-directors Ms. Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge in the category of Best Documentary (Short).

Ms. Obaid-Chinoy, dedicated the award to the courageous women of Pakistan.

"All the women in Pakistan working for change, don't give up on your dreams, this is for you," she said, holding up the award statuette as a resounding applause rang out in the packed hall.
 
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