Pakistani filmmaker wins Emmy Award for ‘Outlawed in Pakistan’

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 10:32:21 by

Pakistani filmmaker Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schelmann won Emmy award for ‘Outstanding Research’ for their documentary film ‘Outlawed in Pakistan’. The short 45 minutes movie is a heart wrenching story of a rape survival Kainat, who was allegedly raped on her way back home from school by four men in a rural village in Sindh. According to media reports, the documentary addresses deep rooted issues in Pakistan’s society, In Pakistan, women and girls who allege rape are often more strongly condemned than their alleged rapists. Some are even killed by their own families. For this unforgettable documentary, filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann spent years tracing one alleged rape victim’s odyssey through Pakistan’s flawed justice system—as well as her alleged rapists quest to clear their names.“As a Pakistani filmmaker and journalist I am so pleased and honored that ‘Outlawed in Pakistan’ won an Emmy last night in New York! It was a film that took me and co-director Hilke Schellmann five years to make. This was unbelievable and something that I could have never imagined as a little girl growing up in Lahore,” Habiba Nosheen said in an interview to a local media.It’s a great achievement for the team of…
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