Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's documentary Freedom Fighters has bagged a nomination at the 41st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards for 'Best Feature Story in a News Magazine'.
Freedom Fighters follows the story of three brave women: a former child bride, a police officer and a labour crusader who are speaking out against inequality and pushing for equal rights in their country. It's been co-directed by Maheen Sadiq.
Produced by SOC Films for the Center for Investigative Journalism, the short was part of a documentary series which features the work of four female filmmakers who have produced films about women taking control, taking power and taking chances.
According to Chinoy, it is these subjects that spark difficult conversations and make people uncomfortable: "Change only comes about when people are forced to discuss an issue."
Previously, the film also won Best Short Documentary at Tallgrass Film Festival.
The winners will be announced on September 21 in an online ceremony. We wish the duo best of luck!