Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

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 of 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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