Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been receiving praise from all corners and from most people for her Oscar win. She made a record by being the first Pakistani to ever get an Oscar nomination and now a win. Angelina Jolie also did not lag behind in congratulating her for this unique achievement.
According to the New York Times, Jolie complimented Sharmeen backstage for her win. Jolie had been a goodwill ambassador to Pakistan for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees many times. About her victory, Sharmeen said to the New York Times correspondent in Islamabad that:
“It reinforces the fact you can be anyone, come from anywhere and as long as you do quality work it gets rewarded.”
Sharmeen’s efforts into bringing the issue of acid victims to the forefront and her dedication as a filmmaker are an inspiration to others. Her film sends a strong message of hope that Pakistan despite all of its problems can still manage to see the light of a better day with the help of its own people.
Image Photoshopped by Pakium Team Member Ata ur Rehman