9/13/2018 Seattle, WA – Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is one of the most courageous documentary filmmakers of today. I first interviewed her when she had just made her first documentary in 2003 and have followed her progression since then. So it was a great pleasure to host this conversation with Sharmeen at the Seattle University Pigott Auditorium for the launch of the 2018 Tasveer South Asian Film Festival. We talked about her work and her progression as a documentary filmmaker telling the tough stories on subjects not commonly talked about. It is her willingness to take these on that has often left her at the receiving end of harsh criticism.
Obaid Chinoy is the only documentary filmmaker to have received two Academy Awards before the age of thirty-seven.
This interview was conducted in front of a live audience at the launch of the 13 Tasveer South Asian Film Festival in Seattle, at Seattle University Pigott Auditorium.