Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: First Pakistani To Win Eliasson Global Leadership Prize!

Our very pride, internationally acclaimed Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has recently scored herself the 2018 Eliasson Global Leadership Prize making her the first Pakistani to win the prestigious award!

After her previous achievements and accomplishments, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy yet again serves to be an icon of pride and hope for the nation in the international market.

The two-time Academy Award winner was lauded by The Tällberg Foundation in New York for her distinctive way of story-telling and “extraordinary, courageous leadership.”

A statement revealed, the activist and journalist expresses her gratitude at the accolades paid to her saying:

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. With fellow film-makers being jailed and killed around the world for simply speaking the truth, we need to have the courage to persevere.”

She went on to add,

I remain committed to telling difficult stories in the hope that the conversations they spark will change the way we all see the world.”

About the esteemed filmmaker the chief of Tällberg Foundation stated:

These leaders, working in very different contexts, share a common commitment: to make the world less what it is and at least a little more like what it should be. Taken together, we view this as an incredibly positive and powerful statement about the kinds of leadership we need in the world today.”

As she stated, it indeed is a difficult time to be open and express openly the actual truth behind truths we see and make it out safe so it is an accomplishment for all that this woman is here amongst us to continue to be an icon and model to everyone around her.

We congratulate her wholeheartedly on this incredible feat and only wish her more success.


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