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IPS 2003 Alumna Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Wins Second Academy Award

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy receives an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short

On Sunday, Stanford alumna SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY took home her second Oscar after winning Best Documentary Short for her film, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.

But Obaid-Chinoy, an alumna of both the International Policy Studies (‘03) and Communications (‘04) programs at Stanford, won more than a gold statuette and bragging rights.

After watching her documentary, which highlights the controversial and often unspoken issue of honor killings in Pakistan, the country’s prime minister, NAWAZ SHARIF, recently vowed to act against the “despicable” practice.

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