2 years ago

15 June, 2016

N480 - Common Room, John Wooley Building, Science Road, University of Sydney

Organised by:
Sydney University Pakistani Society

LIMITED spaces are available for this event, which will allow entry upon prior REGISTRATION. The location, and registration options have now been confirmed and we hope to see you soon!

The South Asia Study Group - University of Sydney and Sydney University Pakistani Culture Appreciation Society, in conjunction with the South Asia Regional Advisory Group present 'A Conversation with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy'.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a two time Academy Award and an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. She recently completed work on her first two documentary features Song of Lahore and A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival respectively.

In the past 15 years, she has made over a dozen multi-award winning films in over 10 countries around the world. 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 a Hilal e Imtiaz, a national honor for her work in the field of arts. In 2013, the Canadian government awarded Sharmeen 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 2014, the Asia Society in New York honored her with an Asia Game Changer Award, which recognized 12 individuals making a positive difference for the future of Asia and the world.

Her films 'Girl in the River: A Price of Forgiveness' and 'A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers' are screening at the Sydney Film Festival on the 12th,13th and 15th of June, with more information available on - http://www.sff.org.au/schedule?sort=A-Z

This event will consist of a seminar session with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, which will later be opened up to the audience as well, so please do make sure you bring your questions along! This is definitely an event not to be missed.