Activist | Journalist | Director | Oscar Winner
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Join us for a talk with Oscar winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. This Common Reading event is free and open to the public!
“By bringing the voices of the ordinary people faced with extraordinary challenges to television screens around the world, I hope to affect change in one community at a time.”
Presented by the Student Entertainment Board in partnership with the Common Reading Program and Global Campus.×
About Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an Academy and Emmy award winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. She leads SOC Films, a Karachi based film house specializing in investigative and socially motivated content. SOC Films seeks to set a new standard for groundbreaking cinema that furthers the art of fiction and non-fiction story telling in Pakistan. From following the lives of child suicide bombers, to bringing to light the plight of Iraqi refugees, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's efforts to highlight the voices of marginalized communities will be echoed and furthered in the work of SOC Films which will continue to produce content that breaks boundaries and challengesaudiences. Through the induction of its Karachi office, SOC Films intends to groom a new generation of directors,producers and writers who will be equipped with the skills and training to produce quality films for both Pakistani and international audiences.
More information at socfilms.com×