Pakistan to Oscars

A Pakistani documentary film based upon the short story has been nominated for the race of Oscar awards. It is the first film of Pakistan ever to nominated for winning the Oscar award.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is the brain behind the idea for making such kind of film. She focused for the women in Pakistan that are being attacked every day by acid attacks.

In an interview she looked bit nervous and excited for taking the award and was speechless for the dream she conquered.

Film’s story line revolves around a British-Pakistani plastic surgeon namely Mohammad Jawad who practices creative surgeries in his daily life for the women that are victim of acid violence. This work has granted him real fame all over the globe and he gradually started to travel around the world to provide his services.

More than hundred cases are being reported in Pakistan every year of acid attacks to women. These are only the figures that are in record. Plenty of the cases still exist in which victims didn’t even claim their right probably because they don’t know. it is estimated that actual figure of such cases is far greater than the reports.

Many of the families blame “the system” who has granted unequal opportunities to everyone at every stage whether its judiciary, police, welfare or any other department. System requires many structural joints so that each and every body can get his/her right. This is no way to survive in a society, it is only them who are facing such troubles in life due to acid attacks. People become resilient because of the system not by choice.

“An Academy Award nomination is stuff dreams are made of,” Ms Obaid-Chinoy. I hope I can make Pakistan proud by bringing home an Oscar, added Sharmeen.

She concluded her interview saying that

“It has reaffirmed my belief it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, if you put quality work out there, it will be appreciated.”