Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on Sunday became the first Pakistani to win two Oscar awards.
Sharmeen won in the Best Documentary Short Subject for A Girl In The River in the 88th Academy awards. The documentary which sheds light on honour killings in Pakistan follows the story of a teenage girl shot in the face by her own family.
“This is what happens when determined women get together,” she said as she accepted the golden statuette.
Chinoy in her speech praised “all the brave men out there, like my father and my husband, who push women to go to school and work and who want a more just society for women.”
The filmmaker also took to Facebook to announce, “Pakistan, we just won our 2nd Oscar!!”
In 2012, Obaid made history as she won the Academy Award for her documentary Saving Face at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012, Pakistan’s first Oscar.