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New York City

Academy Award-winning Pakistani documentary Saving Face has been awarded two Emmy Awards at the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

The documentary was given two gongs for Best Documentary and Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form, at the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards held on late Tuesday at Frederick P Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.  Speaking about the Emmy win, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy said, “I would like to dedicate this Award to my late father, the man who served as my mentor and taught me to never take no for an answer, a motto that continues to guide my career today.

I would also like to thank the team behind Saving Face for their hard work and continued efforts in raising awareness; I hope the film continues to help bring this issue to the forefront and serves to start dialogue and action.” The awards mark the second Emmy win for the film’s director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who previously received the accolade in the Current Affairs category for her documentary Children of the Taliban.

The film’s Oscar-winning directors Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge along with cameraman Asad Faruqi represented the Saving Face team at the event. Obaid-Chinoy shined at the event in an ensemble designed by Sania Maskatiya which she paired with a popinjay handbag by Saba Gill. The documentary film was nominated for five categories: Best Documentary, Outstanding Editing Documentary and Long Form, Outstanding Science and Technology Programming, Outstanding Cinematography Documentary and Long Form, Outstanding Research.

The event was attended by more than 1,000 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists.