Obaid-Chinoy is an internationally acclaimed journalist, filmmaker and activist. Initially known for her film-work highlighting women’s rights, she has gone on to win two Oscars, six Emmy awards for her films (three personally), and become the first artist to co-chair the World Economic Forum. The Government of Pakistan has honoured her with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian honour in the country, and Canada has awarded her a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2020, it was announced that Sharmeen will be co-directing the “Ms. Marvel” series for Disney+, bringing a Muslim super-hero to the big screen.
Source of Influence: Arts & Culture
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