There's no stopping Sharmeen Obaid as she innovates further in the film industry.
The two-time Oscar winner is all set to premiere Pakistan's first virtual reality film series titled Look But With Love.
"Virtual Reality as an experience is very immersive. I wanted audiences to interact with Pakistan in a completely different manner," said Sharmeen.
The five-part virtual reality documentary series features extraordinary Pakistanis who are changing the socio-political landscape of their communities through causes they are deeply passionate about.
From a doctor in the slums of Karachi who has dedicated his life to providing free emergency care to children, to a courageous community of women in Nowshera, the epicenter of the terrorist insurgency, the series explores the lives of Pakistan’s most fearless and passionate citizens, one story at a time.
She added, "In the series I have focused on Pakistan’s unsung heroes... you will be able to literally walk in their shoes as they fight to save children in emergency hospitals and bring clean water to villages - finally a series where you can understand the spirit of the struggle of everyday heroes as they address Pakistan’s most pressing issues."
The series travels from Karachi to Jamshoro and Thar Desert to Lahore and Nowshera.
In Pakistan, Look But With Love is part of the Dil Se campaign - Pakistan’s first transmedia campaign which entails documentaries, music videos, TV shows, radio programs, virtual reality experiences, social media activities, animation series, film festivals and on-ground activities across the country to celebrate Pakistan’s diversity, acknowledge its unsung heroes and enable social good. The series will be showcased across Pakistan in schools and colleges starting September 2017.
Look But With Love is produced by SOC Films and Here Be Dragons. The series is set to be premiered at the upcoming 55th New York Film Festival, the inaugural Tribeca TV Festival and the Future of Storytelling.