Two time Academy Award winner, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is back again to make history.
A documentary series from SOC, in partnership with the Global Fund for Women, has landed two nominations at the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in New York.
The documentary is produced by Safyah Zafar Usmani and Shahrukh Waheed and directed by Sharmeen Obaid herself. The series, titled ‘Fundamental Gender Justice. No Exceptions’, has five episodes and was shot in five different countries, including Pakistan, the US, Brazil, Kenya and Georgia.
The two categories in which it has been nominated are, Outstanding Directing Team for A Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program and Outstanding Short Form Daytime Non-Fiction Program.
The episodes of the series show stories of activists and community organizers, who are fighting for gender equality and disrupting the status quo to make a change.
The five episodes star a set of change-making movements and community leaders that are raising their voice for fundamental human rights. The issues these leaders are fighting for lay on a broad spectrum, from ending child marriage in Pakistan to other issues in the five countries. These women are striving for a better future for themselves and the world.
While talking about this advancement, Sharmeen said that she is proud that SOC Films is the only production house in Pakistan that is constantly being nominated and is receiving international recognition.
It has also received a lot of support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Levi Strauss Foundation.
The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be celebrated in two live-streamed events on 17th and 18th July 2021. All episodes of the series have been released on Refinery29’s YouTube channel.
Watch an episode here:
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