KARACHI: Two-time Academy Award winning film-maker, journalist and activist
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won the prestigious 2018 Eliasson Global Leadership Prize. The Saving Face director was recognised for her unique story-telling by The Tällberg Foundation in New York. Obaid-Chinoy becomes the first Pakistani to have won the award.
“I am honored to receive the Eliasson Global Leadership Prize at a time when holding up a mirror to society comes with a heavy price,” the Oscar winner said in a statement. “With fellow film-makers being jailed and killed around the world for simply speaking the truth, we need to have the courage to persevere.”