Director / Producer
SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY (Director, Producer) is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. She recently completed work on the documentary feature A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. In the past 15 years, she has made over a dozen multi-award-winning films in over 10 countries, including Saving Face, Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret and Pakistan’s Taliban Generation. Her work has aired on channels spanning 4 continents, including HBO, CNN, PBS, Channel 4, CBC, Arte, SBS and the Discovery Channel.
In 2012 Time magazine included Obaid-Chinoy in their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2013 the Canadian government awarded her 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.