More than 1000 women are killed in the name of “honor” in Pakistan every year. A GIRL IN THE RIVER: The Price of Forgiveness follows the story of a rare survivor who falls in love and lives to tell the tale.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is a two time Academy Award and an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. In the past 16 years, she has made over a dozen multi-award winning films in over 10 countries around the world. Her films include A Girl in the river, Song of Lahore, Saving Face, Peace Keepers, Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret and Pakistan’s Taliban Generation. Her work has aired on channels spanning four continents including, HBO, CNN, PBS, Channel 4, CBC, Arte, SBS and the Discovery channel.
In 2012, Time Magazine included Sharmeen in their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. That same year the Pakistan Government awarded her with highest civil honor “Hilal -e–Imtiaz ”. In 2013, the Canadian government awarded her a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the field of documentary films and the World Economic Forum honored her with a Crystal Award at their annual summit in Davos. In 2017, Sharmeen was the first artist to co-chair the “World Economic Forum” at Davos.