Posts tagged ‘Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’

July 25, 2012

Elite media in service of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

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A few days ago I came across an article written by Robert Fisk published in The Independent. The article was titled “If Alawites are turning against Assad then his fate is sealed”. Interestingly, there was nothing in the article to

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March 16, 2012

Mir Zafar Ali was the first Pakistani to win an Oscar award

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Contrary to urban legend spread by elites in Pakistani media, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is not the first Pakistani to have won an Oscar in the Academy Awards.

The first Oscar winner from Pakistan is Mir Zafar Ali who won this award in 2008.

Mir Zafar Ali is

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March 10, 2012

An open letter to Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy – by Ravez Junejo

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Dear Miss Chinoy,

Before I move on to the main theme of this post, I must clarify its purpose as not being the blind adulation you have received from some quarters at your Oscar win.

I wish I could have been part of the horde of your (Karachi and Lahore based) friends

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February 27, 2012

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and her Oscar do not mean much for Pakistan

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a darling of Pakistan's urban elites affiliated with the military establishment.

Related post: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Contradictions of an Oscar win – by Safiya Khan

While Pakistan’s powerful urban elites (military establishment and their affiliates in socio-economically advantaged families of Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad) are celebrating Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Academy Award for her documentary about acid attack victims in Pakistan, ordinary Pakistanis have a different view.

Pakistani filmmaker and first-time Oscar nominee Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won an Academy Award on Monday 27 Feb 2012 for her documentary about acid attack victims, a first for a Pakistani director. According to her

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