Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Short Film ‘Sitara’ Wins Big in the LA Animation Festival 2019
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has once again made the whole nation proud as her short film ‘Sitara- Let Girls Dream’ has won three awards in the Los Angeles Animation Festival 2019.
The animated short film which revolves around child marriages has won the Best Produced Screenplay, Best Music Score and the Humanitarian Award.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is known for talking about social issues and women empowerment. She has written and directed ‘Sitara – Let Girls Dream’ which follows the story of a young girl, Pari, who dreams of being a pilot but is married off at a young age. The story is narrated by her younger sister.
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After winning three awards in LA, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is honored that her work is recognized globally.
“We at Waadi Animations are delighted to be able to represent Pakistan on a global stage and honored that our film Sitara: Let Girls Dream is being recognized – our artists and animators have worked very hard to create this special film and we are excited to share it with the world.”
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy had said that ‘Sitara’ is a movement that we want to start across the world.
“For me, Sitara is more than a film, it is a movement that we want to start across the world, that encourages parents to invest in their girls’ dreams, encouraging them to free their girls from the burdens of early marriage.”
Previously, Sharmeen has won many accolades for her work and she’s also the first Pakistani to win an Oscar. In 2016, Sharmeen won another Academy Award for her documentary ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’.
‘Sitara’ is also set to release on Netflix on March 8, 2020.
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