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Notable and quotable: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02

“It was my education at Smith College that inspired me to make a difference, especially for women’s rights.” ~Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02. Image courtesy of wonderwoman.in.


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an Emmy and Oscar award-winning Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker. In 2010 she won an Emmy for her documentary “Pakistan: Children […]

Alumna’s Oscar-winning film to be shown on campus

On Friday, April 20, EKTA, the South Asian Student Association at Smith College, will host a screening of Saving Face, the Academy Award winning film by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02. The 50-minute documentary won the Best Documentary Short category at the Oscars this February.

Saving Face is billed as “a journey to heal, and a fight […]

Smithies to attend UK premiere for Academy Award winning documentary

Members of the Smith College Club of Great Britain will be attending the UK premiere of Saving Face, the Academy Award winning documentary by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02. The film will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with Sharmeen and Dr. Mohammad Jawad, the doctor featured in the film.

Saving Face exposes how acid attacks affect […]

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 wins Oscar

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02 (left) and Daniel Junge pose with their awards for best documentary short for "Saving Face" during the 84th Academy Awards. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

At the 84th Academy Awards ceremony last night, Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 won an Oscar for her short subject documentary, Saving Face.

Saving Face won the […]

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 nominated for Oscar

A documentary by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02 has been nominated for an Oscar.

Smith alumna Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 was among the 2012 Oscar nominees announced yesterday.

Sharmeen, who graduated from Smith with degrees in government and economics, is nominated for an Oscar in the “Best Documentary, Short Subject” category for her film Saving Face, […]

Smith to host leadership event in Singapore this summer

Smith College is one of the world’s most prestigious colleges for women. Since its founding in 1875, Smith has produced women leaders whose work has changed the world for the better.

Please plan on joining Smith College President Carol T. Christ, distinguished faculty, and alumnae for an event celebrating the enduring—and far-reaching— power of […]

Smith prepares for summer events in Europe, Asia

This summer, Smith will host events for alumnae in Europe and Asia.

Smith in Europe will bring together European alumnae, guest speakers, and Smith faculty for a weekend exploring Amsterdam. The event, which will take place the first weekend in June, will serve as a reunion for European alumnae.

Meanwhile, President Carol T. Christ, faculty, […]

Pakistani alumna will perform in US next year

Haniya Aslam and Zeb Bangash. Photo by Nida Rehman, courtesy of zebandhaniya.com.

Haniya Aslam ’02 is taking part in an initiative to bring foreign performers to the United States.

The Center Stage initiative is a pilot program that will bring international performing artists to tour the United States in 2012. Artists from Haiti, […]