After picking up her second Oscar for the documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (based on the story of an 18-year-old girl who survived an honour killing attempt) earlier this year, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has bagged another international award. She recently won the Humanitarian Award at the 18th annual RiverRun International Film Festival for her film Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers (co-directed by Geeta Gandhbir).
Chinoy, who has become a global icon and had a remarkable last year with multiple releases took to her Twitter account and shared the news with everyone. Writing on Twitter, she noted, “Our film @peacekeepersdoc just won a human rights award! Geeta Gandbhir & I r proud of brave #Bangladesh women story.” In another tweet, she dedicated the award to Bangladesh’s policewomen around whom the film is based. The film traces the story of three Bangladeshi policewomen who served with the UN peacekeeping mission to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.
2016 looks like another fabulous year for Chinoy as she plans on returning with a sequel to her 2015 film 3 Bahadur later this year. Titled 3 Bahadur The Revenge of Baba Balaam, the film will feature voice(s) of actors Fahad Mustafa, Behroze Subzwari, Sarwat Gillani, Ahmad Ali Butt, Zeba Shahnaz and Ali Gul Pir.