Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wasted no time in the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday night before starting right into a strong speech concerning the ability of movie to make real change.
The practice is very common in Pakistan, where hundreds of girls apparently die as an effect of the practice.
But officials have said that they intend to put increased focus on stopping the practice that was prohibited in light of the picture.
“This is what the results are when driven girls get together,” Obaid Chinoy said. “This week the Pakistani Prime Minister has said he will alter the law on honor killing after seeing this movie. This is the power of movie.”
Obaid Chinoy dedicated the award to the a lot of people who helped her.
“From Saba, the woman in my film who remarkably survived an honor killing and shared her story, to Sheila Nevins and Lisa Heller from HBO, to Tina Brown, who supported me from day one. To the men who champion women, like Geof Bartz in my film, who’s edited the film, to Asad Faruqi, to my friend Ziad, who brought this film to the government.”
“To all the brave men out there, like my father and my husband, who push women to go to school and work, and who want a more just society for women.”