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Humaira: The Dream Catcher

Humaira: The Dream Catcher celebrates the achievements of Humaira Bachal, a activist from Karachi who fights for girls education. Working out of Muwach Goth, Humaira has single handedly educated over 1200 students at the nominal fee of 1 rupee per day. The film serves as a tribute to her personal struggles and shares her vision for the future of her organization, The Dream Foundation Trust

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Saving Face

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is co-directing ‘Saving Face’ with acclaimed director Daniel Junge. The film chronicles the life of a British Pakistani plastic surgeon who donates his time to heal victims of acid violence in Pakistan.

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Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is directing ‘Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret’, The film follows four transgenders in the city of Karachi on a journey of self discovery.

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Pakistan's Taliban Generation/Children of the Taliban

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy investigates how the war on terror is creating a generation of child terrorists in her homeland – children prepared to kill both inside and outside Pakistan.

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Iraq: The Lost Generation

In the past five years more than four million Iraqis 20 per cent of the entire population have been driven from their homes as a result of the war and sectarian bloodshed.

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Birth of a Nation

Eight years on from its bloody split from Indonesia, one of the world’s youngest democracies is being ravaged by widespread gang violence and disorder.

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Lifting the Veil/ Afganistan Unveiled

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy returns to Afghanistan to find out how life has changed for women in the five years since the invasion by America.

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Assimilation No, Integration Yes

Sweden has the reputation of a wealthy, developed, post-industrial society. But beneath this seeming tranquility, lies a simmering tension between Muslim immigrants and native Swedes.

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The New Apartheid

In South Africa, illegal immigrants are being increasingly blamed for everything, from the high crime rates to soaring unemployment.

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Cold Comfort

About life after the earthquake that flattened mountain villages in Pakistan, India and Kashmir on October 8, 2005.

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City of Guilt

Filmed in February 2006, during the Filipino government’s official pro-life month, Sharmeen discovered a dangerous underground abortion industry.

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Highway of Tears

“To us, prejudice is alive and well in Canada. Every time a young woman goes missing along the highway they ignore it, because it’s not one of theirs — it’s an aboriginal girl.”

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Pakistan’s Double Game

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy travels across her native country of Pakistan to gauge the reactions of ordinary citizens who feel that their president is selling out to the west.

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On a Razor’s Edge

Sharmeen Obaid boards this “peace train” in India and travels home to Pakistan to see how people are reacting to the cautious attempts to settle differences between the two countries.

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Reinventing the Taliban?

A uniquely personal perspective to the disturbing rise of radical Islamic fundamentalism within Pakistan.


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Women of the Holy Kingdom

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy travels across Saudi Arabia to explore why the Muslim religion’s holiest land treats half its population as second-class citizens.

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Terror’s Children

Terror’s Children is a personal journey of a Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid. The filmmaker brings to light the plight of eight children
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